Friday, March 02, 2007

Attack on British base in Basra starts major fuel fire, no casualties

British tanks on patrol in Basra today.

London - An attack on a British military base in Basra in southern Iraq set ablaze fuel stores but caused no structural damage or casualties, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in London said Friday.

The petrol and diesel storage area caught alight after 'indirect fire' hit the base, which is near the Shatt al-Arab Hotel in the centre of Basra.

Indirect fire is a term used for an attack (often by use of mortars and other projectiles) launched on a target that cannot be seen clearly from a distance.

No-one was injured and no structural damage was caused in the attack or in the blaze, the spokesman said.

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