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Report: 1 killed in blast near Iran embassy in Damascus

Roi Kais, Dudi Cohen
Ynet News [1]
April 24, 2012

One person was killed Tuesday in an explosion near the Iranian embassy in Damascus’ Merjah district, Arab news networks Al Arabiya and Al Jazeera reported.

Iran [2]‘s Fars news agency reported that the blast occurred outside Iran’s culture center building, but claimed the complex did not sustain any damage.

Meanwhile, Syrian TV reported that a car bomb wounded at least three people near a mosque in the capital’s Barzeh neighborhood. The pro-government channel blamed an “armed terror cell” for the blast.

The channel said the explosion also damaged buildings in the area.

According to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, three Syrian intelligence officers were killed in the blast.

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