Damascus: US embassy attacked

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

At least three assailants tried to storm the U.S. embassy in the Rawda area of Damascus, Syria.

According to reports, there was an exchange of gunfire and explosions were heard due to a car being blown up.

Syrian security officials foiled the effort and killed assailants.

At least one security guard was killed. All US officials are safe.

A Chinese diplomat was injured by a stray bullet while he was standing on top of the Chinese embassy building, located close to US embassy. The diplomat was rushed to the hospital for treatment.