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Syrian PM escapes Damascus bomb attack on his convoy

Posted By admin On April 29, 2013 @ 4:42 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
April 29, 2013

BEIRUT- Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halki survived a bomb attack on his convoy in Damascus on Monday, state media and activists said, as rebels struck in the heart of President Bashar al-Assad’s capital.

The explosion shook the Mezze neighbourhood shortly after 9 a.m. (0600 GMT), sending a plume of thick black smoke into the sky, Internet footage posted by opposition activists showed.

The Britain-based Syria Observatory for Human Rights, which has a network of sources across Syria, said one person accompanying the prime minister had been killed. State television reported casualties, but gave no details.

“The terrorist explosion in al-Mezze was an attempt to target the convoy of the prime minister. Doctor Wael al-Halki is well and not hurt at all,” state television said.

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[4] ‘Bomb attack’ on Syria state TV building in Damascus: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bomb-attack-on-syria-state-tv-building-in-damascus.html

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