Deadly Bomb Targets Iranian Pilgrims in Syria
At least 6 killed when pilgrim bus explodes
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Dec 3, 2009 3:54 AM CST
The bombing occurred as Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili, was meeting with Syrian leaders in Damascus.   (AP Photo/Keystone/Dominic Favre)
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(Newser) – A powerful bomb tore through a bus packed with Iranian pilgrims in Syria today, killing at least six and injuring dozens. Body parts were strewn around the bus near the Sayyeda Zainab area in Damascus, witnesses reported. The pilgrims were on their way to a Shiite religious shrine. The attack occurred as Iran's chief nuclear negotiator was meeting with Syrian officials in the capital.