September 12, 2006
Reported by: September 12, 2006
There's been a brazen attack outside the U.S. Embassy in Damascus, Syria.
A witness says gunmen blew up a car outside the embassy after exchanging gunfire with Syrian guards.
A Syrian who works at the U-S Embassy says there are no American casualties. The Syrian government says security forces killed three gunmen after it what calls a "terrorist attack'' on the embassy.
A Chinese diplomat was slightly injured by a stray bullet.
State Department spokesmen Kurtis Cooper in Washington confirms an attack on the embassy but says the situation is over.
A witness says gunmen stopped their car on the street in front of the embassy, got out, then shot at the Syrian guards out front.