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Three Russian diplomats wounded in Damascus by shell

September 22, 2013, 17:31 UTC+3
Russia and the Syrian authorities are taking additional steps to ensure security of the Russian embassy in Damascus
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MOSCOW, September 22 (Itar-Tass) - Russia and the Syrian authorities are taking additional steps to ensure security of the Russian embassy in Damascus, a spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry told Itar-Tass Sunday.

“Sunday morning, a mortar shell fell on the territory of the Russian embassy in Damascus during the shelling of the Mezze district by militants,” he said. “Three members of the embassy’s staff received wounds not threatening their lives.”

“At this moment, investigation of the incident is underway and more steps are being taken in cooperation with the Syrian side to ensure tighter security of the Russian diplomatic mission,” he said.

 

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