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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