Bomb explodes near Damascus hotel

UN observers unhurt despite damage to the hotel they were staying in.

A bomb connected to a fuel truck exploded on Wednesday outside of a Damascus hotel, reports The Globe and Mail. The hotel is where UN observers are staying.

None of the UN staff was hurt, but the explosion is another in a long line of Damascus attacks in the clash between government troops and rebels. Syria’s state TV reported that at least three people have been wounded.

The hotel was only slightly damaged with some shattered windows. Smoke was seen billowing into the sky and a Labor Union building across the hotel was also damaged.

The UN has no official statement yet.

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