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Russian embassy in Minsk attacked

08-31-2010 15:19 BJT

MOSCOW, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- The Russian Embassy in Belarus was attacked by unknown assailants with fire bombs late on Monday, the RIA Novosti news agency reported Tuesday.

"At around 10:50 p.m. local time (1950 GMT), two fire bombs were thrown onto the territory of the Russian Embassy," said a local emergencies spokesman.

Neither casualties nor fire were aroused because of the attack, he said, but one car parked nearby was hit by one of the fire bombs.

The assailants were currently being identified. To date the Russian Embassy has not yet commented on the incident.

Relations between Moscow and Minsk, two traditional allies, have been strained over a string of incidents ranging from gas and oil disputes, the Customs Union bloc formed between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, to the recognition of independence of Georgia's two breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.


Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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