Syria: Mortar hits Russian embassy in Damascus, three employees injured

Posted on September 23, 2013 • Filed under: Conflicts, Expatriates Injured, Middle East

Al Jazeera reports that a mortar shell has landed in the compound of the Russian embassy in central Damascus, injuring three people, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. “On September 22 as a result of shelling by the rebels of the Damascus neighbourhood of Mazzeh, one of the shells exploded on the territory of the Russian embassy in Syria,” the ministry said in a statement on Sunday. “Three employees received non-life threatening injuries. Right now an investigation of the incident is under way.” Read article

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