Iraqi Counter Attack

(Kuwait Side of the Iraqi Border-AP) -- Military officials had said an Iraqi ballistic missile was launched toward Kuwait City earlier today. The report came within minutes of air raid sirens sounding in the capital of Kuwait. An all-clear siren followed in Kuwait City. A spokesman for the Kuwaiti military says the sirens sounded because Iraq fired four Scud missiles at Kuwait. He says one was intercepted, and the rest fell in the northern part of Kuwait and in Kuwait Bay. No injuries have been reported. Earlier, the U-S military said Iraq had fired missiles across the border toward U-S troops in the Kuwaiti desert, prompting them to don gas masks. At least one of the missiles was reportedly intercepted. An all-clear signal was later given. It's still not clear how many Iraqi missiles were launched, or what kind of missiles they were.
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