Shots Fired at Gate of US Embassy in Turkey

Ankara Turkey in December 2016 Umit Bektas  REUTERS

Police teams were searching for the assailants, who fled in a white auto after the attack, CNN Turk said.

"We can confirm a security incident took place at the U.S. Embassy early this morning".

Six shots were fired at the embassy early on Monday, with three bullets hitting the iron gate and window wall, the Ankara governor's office said.

The US officials and police confirmed that no one hurt in the attack.

Turkey's interior minister said police and intelligence units were searching for the vehicle and suspects, stressing their motive would be established only after they are apprehended.

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The attack comes amid tensions rising between Ankara and the United States over the detention of Andrew Brunson, an American pastor, in Turkey over terror-related charges. "We have no reports of any injuries and we are investigating the details", said David Gainer, the embassy spokesman.

The damage to a security booth by a shot fired, is seen outside the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018.

The US mission is closed this week as Turkey celebrates the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. "We thank the Turkish national police for their rapid response", he said.

Evangelical pastor Andrew Craig Brunson -currently under house arrest after more than 1½ years in prison- is facing up to 35 years in prison if convicted of espionage and terror-related charges.

US President Donald Trump has doubled the tariffs on aluminium and steel tariffs from Turkey, prompting Ankara to sharply hike tariffs on several US products. The US also raised tariffs on Turkish metal exports, which prompted calls by Turkish PresidentRecep Tayyip Erdogan to boycott US goods.

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