An armed group on Friday opened fire on fire engines and hit them with stones in the Juber area in Damascus.
The fire engines were on their way to extinguish fire after receiving a call from the area’s inhabitants in this regard.
Several firemen were seriously injured and were taken to a hospital.
In a statement to the Syrian Satellite Channel, one of the firefighters said that they headed to Juber to extinguish a fire at a gas station, and when they reached there, a gathering started throwing stones on them despite the fact that the fire engines were not close or heading towards them.
He added that the gathering started smashing one of their cars, while an armed group opened fire on it.
“The fire engine was damaged, three firemen were wounded. The other vehicles managed to turn around and run away”, he said.