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1 hurt after US missile hits Al-Jazeera office

A US missile hit the Baghdad offices of Al-Jazeera television early on Tuesday wounding a cameraman and leaving a correspondent missing.

world Updated: Apr 08, 2003 10:43 IST

A US missile hit the Baghdad offices of Al-Jazeera television early on Tuesday wounding a cameraman and leaving a correspondent missing, the Qatar-based Arabic news network said.

The station aired footage of the cameraman being taking away for treatment in a car belonging to rival network Abu Dhabi television.

Al-Jazeera's offices are near the Mansur Hotel, not far from the information ministry.

The administrative district around Saddam Hussein's Republican Palace came under attack by a US air force A10 "tank killer" plane for the first time on Tuesday as US armour engaged in fierce fighting with Iraqi troops inside the sprawling city centre compound.

An AFP correspondent said the aircraft had appeared to fire on a road leading to the information ministry, as well as on the planning ministry and the northern entrance to the palace compound.

First Published: Apr 08, 2003 10:32 IST