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Monday, 29 April 2013

Syria's Prime Minister Survives Car Bomb Attack


State-run Syrian TV says the country's Prime Minister has escaped an assassination attempt when a bomb went off near his convoy.
The TV says Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi was unhurt in the attack in the capital's western neighborhood of Mazzeh. The TV said Monday's bombing left a number of casualties.
The attack was not the first targeting a high official in the Syrian capital.
On July 18, a blast at the Syrian national security building in Damascus during a meeting of Cabinet ministers killed the defense minister and his deputy, who was President Bashar Assad's brother-in-law. That attack also wounded the interior minister.

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