— KUWAIT (Reuters) - Debris lay scattered around a Kuwait City
shopping mall on Saturday, Reuters correspondents at the scene said,
after a blast that witnesses said was caused by a missile that
Reuters correspondent William Maclean said the Al-Sharqiah
cinema, which was part of the seafront mall in the Souq Sharq
district, showed signs of damage to its frontage and roofing but it
was unclear whether it had been struck by a missile.
There was a smell of smoke in the area.
A policeman at the scene told Reuters he had seen a missile land
in the sea. Other witnesses said the missile appeared to fly in over
the sea from the direction of Iraq's Faw peninsula.
Several missiles have been launched at Kuwait from Iraq since the
U.S. -led war against Iraq began. Kuwaiti officials say previous
missiles launched at Kuwait have all been shot down by Patriot
batteries or landed harmlessly in unpopulated areas.
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