Three terrorists attempted to drive a car bomb into the US Embassy in Damascus, Syria this morning. The attackers were met with gunfire by Syrian security forces. One terrorist was killed and a Chinese diplomat was injured as two of the terrorists then fled into a nearby building and were gunned down by the security forces. The Chinese diplomats injuries were minor. A fourth terrorist was wounded.
There were no reports of American casualties
At least three assailants tried to drive a car at the embassy compound but were killed by guards, officials and eyewitnesses said.
Syrian TV said the attackers tried to detonate a car bomb, but failed. There are no reports of American casualties.
Security forces have sealed off the Rawda area, which houses other embassies and security installations.
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For the Bush administration, Syria is on the wrong side of history . But Syrians were reportedly among the best providers of information to US .
Posted by: syria on April 9, 2007 05:46 PM