An Iranian Embassy official in Syria says 48 Iranian pilgrims have kidnapped from a bus in Damascus.
Majid Kamjou told Iranian state television that "armed terrorist groups" seized the Iranian pilgrims on their way to the airport.
Kamjou said he had no information about the fate of the 48 Iranians.
He said Syrian authorities were searching for the Iranians and their kidnappers.
Based on reporting by AFP and dpa
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