Russian embassy in Damascus hit by mortar shell again | Reuters

 Russian embassy in Damascus hit by mortar shell again
| Reuters

MOSCOW Russia's embassy in Damascus was hit by a mortar shell on Thursday afternoon, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.The blast caused no casualties, Zakharova said in a statement on the ministry's website.

The embassy had been hit by shells twice on Wednesday. The ministry said the attacks were a provocation aimed at derailing a peace settlement. [nNRA33wvkr]

(Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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Updated Date: Dec 29, 2016 23:01:34 IST