The Obama administration on Thursday condemned an attack on the Russian embassy in Damascus, Syria that killed one and left nine injured.
“The United States condemns the shelling today that hit the Russian Embassy compound in Damascus and expresses its concern for those killed and injured in the incident,” said State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki in a statement. “We condemn any attack against individuals or facilities protected by international law.
“The United States continues to emphasize that those responsible for atrocities on all sides must be held accountable,” she added.
The Russian mission was shelled in a mortar attack. According to a statement from the Russian foreign ministry, a rocket shell fell into the embassy compound and detonated, injuring employees and local residents.
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