Russia says Damascus embassy targeted in mortar attack, no staff hurt



The Russian embassy in Damascus was targeted in a mortar attack on Wednesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said, condemning what it called "a terrorist attack" in the Syrian capital.
One of the mortar shells, fired from a district controlled by rebels, exploded close to the guard post in front of the embassy, while another detonated near the entrance to the consular office, the ministry said in a statement.
The embassy compound was strewn with shrapnel, but none of embassy staff were hurt, it said. It said material damage was being assessed.
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13 October 2016 in World News, Views: 36
Source: Reuters
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