Thursday, April 1, 1999 Published at 15:43 GMT 16:43 UK
Serbs capture US soldiers
The three US soldiers bore some signs of injury
Three United States soldiers have been captured by Serbian troops.
The three soldiers went missing in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, close to the border with Serbia.
Nato says the soldiers were involved in a routine patrol along the Macedonia-Yugoslavia border.
Important bridge bombed
News of the capture follows an intensified air assault against Yugoslavia by the Allied forces on Wednesday night.
A road bridge over the Danube has become the first major civilian target to be hit by Nato.
The bridge in the town of Novi Sad was an important transport link between Belgrade and northern Serbia.
The Yugoslav news agency, Tanjug, also reported several explosions in Kosovo's capital, Pristina, but said Belgrade was quiet.
The head of the United Nations World Food Programme, Catherine Bertini, said her organisation had no way of reaching them, and air drops had been rejected as too dangerous.
US President Bill Clinton has authorised $50m in emergency relief.
Several European countries have also pledged aid.
Foreign ministers from several central European and Balkan countries are due to meet in Germany to discuss co-ordinating assistance to the refugees.
Serbs name captives
The three had "put up resistance" during their capture, the report said.
The TV images show some signs of physical injury.
The soldiers will "face justice according to normal democratic procedures", Yugoslav Deputy Prime Minister Vuk Draskovic told the BBC.
He described the men as "aggressors", but gave assurances they would be treated in compliance with the Geneva Convention on prisoners-of-war.
The missing soldiers had reported coming under small arms fire and being surrounded while carrying out a daytime reconnaissance mission in the Kumanovo area of Macedonia, Nato says.
They radioed for help between 1430 (1230 GMT) and 1500 local time, the Pentagon said, but their colleagues failed to locate them.
The soldiers were one of several army units guarding the Yugoslav-Macedonia border during Nato's air attacks against Yugoslavia.
BBC Defence Correspondent Mark Laity says the capture is a propoganda coup for the Serbs, and an embarrassment for Nato.
He says questions are bound to be asked about what the men's vehicle was doing out of sight of other troops, so close to one of the most dangerous borders in Europe.