Skip to comments.U.S. Journalists Narrowly Escape Iraq Car Bomb
Posted on 12/01/2008 3:31:41 PM PST by forkinsocket
A team of journalists working for U.S. media company National Public Radio (NPR) narrowly escaped a car bombing in Baghdad after Iraqi soldiers warned them a device had been attached to the bottom of their armored car, NPR said.
NPR correspondent Ivan Watson, Iraqi producer and translator Ali Hamdani, and two Iraqi drivers who did not want to be named had stopped on November 30 to conduct interviews in a kebab shop, a few yards from an Iraqi Army checkpoint, NPR said.
They spent around 45 minutes interviewing people and eating lunch in Rabiye Street, once a major shopping area before Iraq descended into sectarian bloodshed following the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.
As the reporting team was heading back to their car, Iraqi soldiers ran up to them screaming "bomb" in Arabic and pointing at their parked car. Seconds later, the car exploded and burst into flames, the U.S. media company said.
The bomb appeared to have been a "sticky bomb" -- devices attached by magnets, usually to the driver's side of a vehicle, and which have become a common assassination tool in Iraq.
While violence in Iraq has fallen to four-year lows, car bombs and suicide bombers are still frequent.
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Damn, oh well maybe next time.
As the leftists say: “How.... unfortunate.”
At least no useful citizens of the US (like troops) were in danger.
LOL ... it makes it hard to decide which side to cheer.
When you empower the terrorists and insist that the United States is an aggressor imperialist regime, waging a holy war for evangelicals hellbent on fulfilling Armageddon prophecy, you have to expect some Islamicic jihadists to take that message to heart and respond with violence rejection of Americans.
Terrorists trying to kill NPR journalists?
Are they trying to get on our good side?
Would you call this a case of “red on red fire?”