Daniel Brett | 13.11.2001 14:24
"US aircraft bombed the Al Jazeera offices in Kabul during the night," the Qatar-based satellite channel announced.
Al Jazeera staff in the capital, which fell to Northern Alliance opposition forces at dawn, had not been wounded, but they could no longer be contacted, according to a news bulletin.
The channel gave no details about the extent of the damage, but did say the home of one employee had also been hit.
In an earlier report, Al Jazeera said the bureau had been hit by shells and put out of action when the Afghan opposition forces entered the capital.
"Shells fell on the Al Jazeera bureau in Kabul, but there were no casualties," said the station's correspondent in Kandahar, quoting his colleagues in Kabul.
He added that foreign journalists in Kabul had been confined to a hotel in the capital.
Al Jazeera Kabul correspondent Taysir Alluni has become a celebrity in the Arab world with his exclusive reports from Taliban-held territory since the launch of the US-led war on Afghanistan on October 7.