Just heard on Fox news, UN building in Iraq, truck bombed about 1 hour ago.
UN BUILDING IN IRAQ JUST BOMBED
Explosion rocks U.N. headquarters in Baghdad
U.N. chief's representative injured in blast
Tuesday, August 19, 2003 Posted: 9:44 AM EDT (1344 GMT)
A car burns outside the U.N. headquarters after Tuesday's attack in Baghdad.
VIDEO Coalition promises thorough investigation into death of Reuters cameraman.
Saboteurs attack Iraq's infrastructure. CNN's Rym Brahimi reports.
U.S. officials say Iraqis are helping in the search for Saddam.
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BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- An apparent car bombing ripped through the U.N. headquarters at the Canal Hotel in Baghdad on Tuesday, injuring an unknown number of people, U.N. officials told CNN.
Among the casualties was Sergio Vieira de Mello, the U.N. secretary-general's special representative to Iraq, U.N. spokesman Fred Eckhard said. "He has been injured, but we're not certain how badly. He appears to be conscious; they are giving him water."
CNN Correspondent Jane Arraf said security at the hotel had been beefed up considerably but it was still, as a U.N. facility, a softer target than a U.S. military installation.
The United Nations has long performed many roles in the Iraq along with weapons inspection -- such as humanitarian, development and refugee programs.
The building was evacuated and a CNN cameraman said flames and smoke were rising as medical helicopters hovered overhead. Windows reportedly were shattered as far as a kilometer away.
CNN's Duraid Isa said from the scene: "There's a lot of destruction to the facade of the building and a lot of U.S. military are around. They are cordoning off the area."
Guess they'll have to get a new chief of security. He obviously wasn't doing his job.
why bomb the UN when the real enemy is the US / UK?
Because the UN will bring the WTO and other globalist organizations which will rape their country and they know it. Not entirely stupid, are they?
The U.S. just wanted to kill Saddam, and we'll leave when we do - and the Iraqis know that.
Get off the conspiracy sites and pick up a book. This WTO stuff is typical of the misinformed.