July 18, 2012 / 9:19 AM / 5 years ago

Syrian defense minister killed in Damascus explosion: state TV

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (L) meets with new Defense Minister, General Daoud Rajha, in Damascus August 9, 2011. REUTERS/Sana/Handout

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian Defense Minister Daoud Rajha was killed by a bomb which exploded during a meeting of ministers and security officials at a national security building in Damascus on Wednesday, state television said.

“The Minister of Defense was killed by the terrorist bombing that targeted the national security building,” it added.

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