Three bullets hit a security booth outside the U.S. embassy in Turkey early Monday morning, according to an Associated Press report.
No one was hurt, the AP reported.
According to the Ankara governor’s office, suspects in a moving white vehicle fired six times towards the embassy in Istanbul. The incident is under investigation and officials are working to identify suspects, according to the AP.
David Gainer, spokesman for the U.S. embassy, praised Turkish police for their “rapid response.” The American embassy is closed this week for the Muslim holiday Eid-al-Adha.
The attack comes amid rising tensions between Turkey and the United States, most notably over the detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson, whom Turkey has accused of espionage and aiding a terrorist organization. President Donald Trump’s administration has imposed sanctions on Turkey over Brunson’s detention and threatened more if he is not released.
The U.S. hit Turkey with an initial round of sanctions earlier this month. In response to the trade spat, the Turkish lira has seen a dramatic decline in value.
Brunson, who has lived in Turkey for decades, could face life in prison if found guilty of espionage charges in a Turkish court. He denies the allegations against him.