Russian Embassy in Damascus attacked

The Russian Embassy in Damascus was attacked with a howitzer.

Russian Embassy in Damascus attacked

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Russian Embassy in Syrian capital Damascus was attacked on Thursday with a howitzer.

According to the statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Russian Embassy in Damascus was attacked around 3 P.M. with a howitzer.

A Syrian woman was killed and 9 others, including embassy staff, were wounded, said the statement.

The statement asserted that the attack was organized by Syrian opposition groups.

The statement also said that the embassy building had been partially damaged.

UNSC condemns attack

The United Nations Security Council condemned an attack on the Russian embassy in Damascus, calling it "a heinous terrorist act".

The diplomatic mission compound came under mortar shelling on Thursday as one round fell inside the embassy compound while another exploded just outside.

Earlier in September, three people were injured when a mortar shell hit the Russian embassy.

Last Mod: 29 Kasım 2013, 13:41
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