However, American defence bosses later said they had not fired any missiles or bombs anywhere near that district.
They even suggested the blast could have been caused by an Iraqi missile which missed its target and fell back to the ground.
Other main points
- Coalition warplanes launched a heavy attack on a convoy of Iraqi tanks in the city of Basra
- British Prime Minister Tony Blair is in talks with US President George W Bush in America. It's thought they're discussing how to re-build Iraq after the war
- The US sent in another 30,000 troops to Iraq