Title:IRAQ: BBC Baghdad office hit by rocket - no injuries
Date:9th May 2008
Summary:U.S. FORCES BEING SHOWN THE DAMAGE
U.S. SOLDIER OUTSIDE BUILDING
Embargoed:24th May 2008 13:00
Topics:Crime / Law Enforcement,Arts / Culture / Entertainment / Showbiz
Story Text: A rocket hit the BBC office in Baghdad on Friday (May 9) 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 metre by 1.5 metres in the roof of the office.
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.
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