Russia officials: 3 journalists wounded in Syria

The journalists were aboard a bus that was returning from the Eastern Ghouta area when unidentified assailants with small arms opened fire, the ministry said.

11 April 2018 | 20:30

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 11 April 2018 | 20:30

AFP reporter Sammy Ketz takes cover during snipper fire in the Syrian town of Maalula. (AFP Photo/ Anwar Amro)

BEIRUT: Russia's Defense Ministry said three Russian journalists have been wounded in Syria when their bus came under fire. 

All three suffered light leg wounds and their lives are not in danger, the ministry said Wednesday.

The journalists were aboard a bus that was returning from the Eastern Ghouta area when unidentified assailants with small arms opened fire, the ministry said.

The wounded journalists work for the Defense Ministry's TV channel Zvezda, state TV channel Rossiya-1 and NTV, which is owned by state-controlled natural gas monopoly Gazprom.


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