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Mortar round hits Vatican embassy in Damascus: diplomat

The remains of a mortar after an alleged mortar attack in Damascus on October 31, 2013/AFP

The remains of a mortar after an alleged mortar attack in Damascus on October 31, 2013/AFP

Damascus November 5 – A mortar round hit the Vatican embassy in Damascus on Tuesday morning, damaging the building but causing no casualties, a diplomat told AFP.

“A mortar round fell this morning at 6:30 am (0430 GMT) on the embassy rooftop, causing only material damage,” said the counsellor at the papal nunciature.

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