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Red Cross says 3 aid workers in Syria suffer minor injuries as explosion hits convoy

In this image made available on Tuesday June 12, 2012 smoke rises from a residential area of Talbisah in Homs city Syria Saturday June 9, 2012. (AP Photo/David Manyua/United Nations )
June 13, 2012 - 10:23 AM

GENEVA - The International Committee of the Red Cross says three aid workers suffered minor injuries in Syria when an explosion hit their convoy.

The group says the two Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers and one ICRC staff member were travelling with other aid workers from Aleppo to Idlib when the blast hit their marked vehicles Wednesday.

A spokesman for the ICRC in Geneva says the aid workers were taken to a medical facility and that their injuries are minor.

Hicham Hassan told The Associated Press that it is the first time Red Cross staffers have been injured since the start of violence in Syria last year.

He says the ICRC doesn't know if it was targeted in the explosion or who was responsible for it.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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