LONDON -- The British military has apologized for offending a Muslim group by using structures resembling mosques at a target range.

The military says it did not intend for the structures to look like mosques and that the structures were not actually being fired on.

The Bradford Council for Mosques is calling for the immediate removal of the structures at the Bellerby firing range at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire, 250 miles north of London.

The group's chief executive, Mohammed Saleem Khan, says it is obvious the structures look like mosques.

Military officials said Thursday they want to meet with the Muslim group to explain that no offense was intended. Officials have not said whether the structures will be removed.