The spokesman said there was multiple, deliberate shooting on the UN team, which caused damage to a car. He spelled no further details about the well-being of the team members, Xinhua reported.
The UN inspectors in Syria started Monday on-site fact-finding activities in the eastern al-Ghouta area in the countryside of Damascus to probe the alleged use of chemical weapons.
The team started its mission a day after the Syrian government granted it access to the site of the alleged attacks.
On Aug 21, the Syrian opposition claimed 1,300 people were killed in a chemical attack by the government on militant strongholds in the suburbs of Damascus, which was strongly denied by the Syrian government.
The attack took place just two days after a group of UN inspectors began an investigation into alleged use of chemical weapons in the northern Khan al-Assal town and two other undisclosed locations, as the government accused the rebels of being behind the chemical attack in Khan al-Assal and urged the UN to send the investigation team.
--IANS (Posted on 26-08-2013)