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Explosion Rocks Damascus Near U.N. Team

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Yahoo/Reuters – A bomb exploded in central Damascus on Wednesday near several military buildings and a hotel housing U.N. observers, wounding three people and sending a pillar of black smoke into the sky above the Syrian capital.

No U.N. staff were hurt in the blast, which occurred exactly four weeks after a bomb killed four of President Bashar al-Assad’s top security officials, including his brother-in-law.

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