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Terrorists Fail To Blow Up US Embassy In Syria

From the terrorist lovers at Reuters:

U.S. embassy attack foiled

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis

DAMASCUS (Reuters) – Four men shouting Islamic slogans tried to blow up the U.S. embassy in Damascus on Tuesday but their car bomb failed to explode and Syrian security guards killed three of them in a shootout. No U.S. diplomats were hurt.

The state news agency SANA said a Syrian guard was killed and 13 people were wounded, including two Syrian security men.

Television footage of the scene showed a van packed with gas canisters and detonators taped to them, as well as bloodstains on the pavement and several damaged vehicles, including a white bullet-riddled car that a truck was preparing to haul away…

It was the first such shooting and bombing assault on an embassy in Damascus and Interior Minister Bassam Abdel Majid said the attack was a "terrorist operation." …

SANA said three assailants had been killed and a fourth wounded. Eleven bystanders were wounded, including an Iraqi couple and a senior Chinese diplomat…

Syrian state television said the attackers had tried but failed to detonate a car bomb.

"I saw two men in plain clothes and armed with grenades and automatic weapons," said Ayman Abdel-Nour, a Syrian political commentator who was in the area. "They ran toward the compound shouting religious slogans while firing their automatic rifles." …

Security officials said the assailants' arsenal included rocket-propelled grenades. It was not known if they had fired them during the mid-morning firefight. Children at a school next to the embassy were rushed to safety after the violence…

Such noble warriors.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, September 12th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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