Turkey's Ambassador to Yugoslavia Mr Galip Balkar was seriously wounded by gunmen who opened fire on his car in a Belgrade street on March 9.
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7. CU PULL BACK TO GV Spent cartridges on ground, shots of car window (2 shots) 0.50
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Background: BELGRADE, YUGOSLAVIA
Turkey's Ambassador to Yugoslavia Mr Galip Balkar was seriously wounded by gunmen who opened fire on his car in a Belgrade street on March 9. The attack took place near the Turkish Embassy in the city centre. Eye-witnesses said bullets crashed through the car windows, hitting Mr Balkar and his driver. A Turkish Embassy spokesman said the ambassador was taken to a Belgrade hospital, where he underwent surgery for bullet wounds in the head and right shoulder. Doctors at the hospital later said one of the bullets had hit the spine. The ambassador's driver, Mr Necapi Kaja, was said to be recovering from less serious wounds. One of the two gunmen who attacked the ambassador's car was also taken to hospital after being seriously wounded in an ensuing gun battle with Yugoslav security men, police said. The other escaped and police mounted a search for him. Eye-witnesses also said several passers-by were hit by crossfire at the time of the incident. Hospital sources later confirmed that a Yugoslav student died in a clinic from bullet wounds, and a retired army officer was seriously injured. According to eyewitnesses, the two men had tried to stop the gunmen before police opened fire. The Armenian militant group Justice Commandos of the Armenian Genocide, based in the Greek capital Athens, have claimed responsibility for the shooting.