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January 29, 2006

US news anchor hurt in Iraq blast

Top American TV journalist Bob Woodruff and his cameraman have been seriously wounded in a bomb attack in Iraq.

Dangerous place to be traveling, even or especially if you're "embedded" with the military.

ABC News' Bob Woodruff and Cameraman Injured in Iraq

"This is very common over there now," said White House correspondent Martha Raddatz, who also covered the Pentagon for years and has had entensive experience in Iraq, on "This Week With George Stephanopoulos" this morning. "These attacks are planned, and this [the small arms attack] is a secondary attack. Sometimes when the medical personnel come in, they have small arms fire following up on that."

Both were wearing body armor, helmets and ballistic glasses. They had been traveling in a U.S. armored humvee, but then transferred into the Iraqi vehicle. The men were medevaced to the Green Zone to receive treatment. They were then flown by helicopter to Balad which is about a 20-minute ride from Baghdad, said Raddatz.

Attacks on military convoys are "very common" and those who have body armor aren't safe. But things are going swimmingly and we're winnin' the war.

It sounds as though these two didn't hesitate to visit the hotspots. My thoughts go out to them and their families. None of the articles I can find indicate whether or not anyone else was injured or even killed.

Posted by AnneZook at 08:46 AM


According to NPR an Iraqi soldier in the vehicle was also injured.

Posted by: Bryan at January 29, 2006 07:18 PM