A Russian major-general was killed and two troops were injured in Syria Tuesday after vehicles they were traveling in were hit by an improvised explosive device (IED), the Russian Ministry of Defence has announced, APA reports.
The blast was said to have taken place about 15 km outside the city of Deir ez-Zor, with the Russian convoy said to have been hit while returning from a humanitarian event.
"As a result of the explosion, three Russian servicemen were injured. During evacuation and while receiving medical assistant, a senior Russian military advisor wit hthe rank of major-general died from the serious injuries sustained," the MoD said.
The military said the IED involved was placed on the side of the road along which the Russian convoy was traveling.