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Report: Stray Missiles Land in Iran

December 22, 1998

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) _ Two stray cruise missiles from the U.S.-British attack on Iraq last week fell on a port city in southern Iran, the Tehran Times reported today.

The official Islamic Republic News Agency had previously reported that only one missile hit Khorramshahr, about 25 miles east of the Iraqi city of Basra. The first cruise missile struck the city, a port with major oil facilities, on Thursday.

The paper did not say when the second missile struck the city.

The first missile landed in the city center and damaged several houses but did not cause any casualties, the paper said.

The second missile landed on a highway leading out of the city and left a six-foot-wide hole, the paper said.

The United States apologized for the incident, said the paper, which is affiliated closely with Iran’s Foreign Ministry.

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