I heard about this New York Times story originally on the radio ( they said that the picture had since been removed from their website), so I decided to check the blogs and came up with this. What is identified as the "remains of a missile" is quite clearly an artillery shell.
The warheads of missiles do not typically survive impact. Some tail pieces might. Also notice how the old man and young boy are featured in the shot. Accidental or are they implicated targets?
Bad, bad deal all around.