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Mortar Attack On Russian Embassy In Syria Kills One, Injures Nine

Russia has condemned a mortar attack on the Russian Embassy in Damascus that killed one Syrian and injured nine other local people.

No Russians were reported injured in the shelling on November 28.

In a statement, the Russian Foreign Ministry denounced the incident as an act of terrorism, and called for the perpetrators to be punished.

The U.S. State Department has also condemned the attack.

Russia, a supporter of the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has had its Damascus embassy targeted at least two other times this year by suspected rebel forces seeking to oust the government.

Based on reporting by AFP, Reuters, and ITAR-TASS