Poole to Lansing on assasination of Count Mirbach

File No. 701.6261/11

Moscow, July 6, 1918, 7 p.m.
Received July 9, 4:10 p.m.


    Urgent for Secretary's attention. Smith of the Associated Press has just learned from an authoritative source that the German Ambassador, Count Mirbach, was assassinated between 2 and 3 this afternoon at his Embassy. Two person arriving in machine [automobile] threw bomb through window. Ambassador and Captain Konig wounded. Ambassador died in few minutes. Two arrests so far. Smith asks that Associated Press be informed.


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