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Blast Hits Iranian Bus in Syria

VOA News 03 December 2009

Syrian officials say a massive explosion ripped through a bus carrying Iranian pilgrims in the capital, Damascus, killing at least three people.

Syria's interior minister said the blast was not a terrorist attack. The incident took place Thursday in the Sayyida Zeinab quarter of Damascus, which features a Shi'ite shrine frequented by Iranians.

Media reports say the explosion occurred while the bus was refueling at a gas station near the shrine.

Police are investigating the incident.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.



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