Rocket hits BBC office in Baghdad, no one hurt
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A rocket hit the BBC office in Baghdad on Friday but no one was wounded in the attack, the British broadcaster said.
Patrick Howse, the BBC bureau chief in the Iraqi capital, said the rocket left a hole around 1 meter by 1.5 meters in the roof of the office.
"At 14:45 local time (7:45 a.m. EDT), a rocket struck the roof of the BBC Baghdad bureau. It caused structural damage but no one was injured," Howse said.
Militants have stepped up rocket and mortar attacks in Baghdad in the past month since the government launched a crackdown on Shi'ite militias. Many are aimed at the Green Zone government and diplomatic compound but often miss.
(Reporting by Dean Yates; editing by Philippa Fletcher)
- Obama and Castro shake hands, Zuma humiliated at Mandela memorial |
- Google bus blocked in San Francisco gentrification protest
- Reporter can keep sources secret in Colorado theater shooting: court
- Regulators seek to curb Wall St. trades with Volcker rule
- Thai PM urges protesters to take part in election |
Protesters block several main streets in Kiev, responding to calls from opposition leaders to defend their demonstration from possible police intervention. Slideshow