Red Cross: 3 aid workers injured in Syria blast

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

In this citizen journalism image taken on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 and provided by Edlib News Network ENN, Syrians gather around a U.N. observers vehicle during a demonstration in Kfarnebel, Idlib province, northern Syria. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

GENEVA (AP) — 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 traveling 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.

Associated Press
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