Iraqi woman killed when mortar shell hits Iraqi Consulate in Damascus

DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- An Iraqi woman died and several others were injured Thursday when a mortar shell hit the Iraqi Consulate in Damascus Thursday, Syrian state-run media reported.

A consulate official said the shell landed in the reception area, killing the woman and injuring three others, SANA reported.


The state-run news agency said the shell was fired by "terrorists," the term President Bashar Assad's regime uses for anti-government rebels.

CNN said opposition groups did not immediately respond to the report.

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