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  • wednesday

    Just heard on Fox news, UN building in Iraq, truck bombed about 1 hour ago.

  • obiwan

    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)

    alt A car burns outside the U.N. headquarters after Tuesday's attack in Baghdad. A car burns outside the U.N. headquarters after Tuesday's attack in Baghdad.
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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."

  • Country Girl
    Country Girl

    Guess they'll have to get a new chief of security. He obviously wasn't doing his job.


  • logical

    why bomb the UN when the real enemy is the US / UK?

  • czarofmischief

    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.


  • Latin assassin from Manhattan
    Latin assassin from Manhattan


    Get off the conspiracy sites and pick up a book. This WTO stuff is typical of the misinformed.

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