Report: Patriot missile accidentally fired from US base onto Qatari farm

October 16, 2007 15:14


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A US Patriot missile was accidentally fired from a US military base in Qatar to a nearby farm in the tiny Gulf Arab state, the official Qatar News Agency reported Tuesday. No one was injured in the incident. The agency, quoting an unnamed official with Qatar Armed Forces General Command, said the missile was erroneously fired from Camp As Sayliyah, located on the outskirts of Doha, and landed on a farm, causing no damage. The news agency did not say when the incident occurred. The US Central Command, which oversees US troops in the Middle East, would only say that it was aware of the incident and was investigating. It referred all calls to the US Embassy in Qatar. A spokesman at the embassy declined to immediately comment on the incident.

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