DOHA — Al-Jazeera, the pan-Arab satellite television channel banned since last weekend from operating in Egypt, said Friday its offices in Cairo have been attacked.
"The office has been burned along with the equipment inside it," the network said, blaming a "gang off thugs."
Last Sunday, the Egyptian information ministry ordered Al-Jazeera -- which has given saturation coverage to the raging protests in Cairo -- to halt operating in Egypt, and stripped its staff of their credentials.
Nine of its journalists have meanwhile been detained, and its broadcast signal subjected to "unprecedented levels of interference," its statement on Friday said.
Attacks on foreign news media in Cairo, including arrests and violent assaults, have intensified this week as Mubarak rejects protesters' demands to immediately stand down after three decades in power.
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