Skip to comments.CBS News Team Hit in Baghdad
Posted on 05/29/2006 8:14:56 AM PDT by I still care
CBS/AP) Two London-based members of the CBS News team, veteran cameraman Paul Douglas, 48, and soundman James Brolan, 42, were killed and correspondent Kimberly Dozier, 39, was seriously injured Monday when the Baghdad military unit in which they were imbedded was attacked. They were reporting on patrol with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, when their convoy was struck by an improvised explosive device (IED).
The attack was among a slew of car and roadside bombs left about three dozen people dead before noon Monday, including one explosion that killed 10 people on a bus. Nearly all the attacks occurred in Baghdad.
Dozier and her crew are among the latest American television journalists to become casualties in Iraq. Former ABC News "World News Tonight" co-anchor Bob Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt suffered severe injuries in a roadside bombing in Iraq Jan. 29, 2006. Woodruff is still recovering from serious head injuries and broken bones. Cameraman Vogt has returned home to France for more rehab.
On April 6, 2003, David Bloom, 39, an American journalist for NBC television, embedded with U.S. troops in Iraq died from an apparent blood clot near Baghdad.
All over the region, explosions began just after dawn, with one roadside bomb killing 10 people and injuring another 12 who worked for an Iranian organization opposed to the regime in Iran, police said.
The explosions began just after dawn, with one roadside bomb killing 10 people and injuring another 12 who worked for an Iranian organization opposed to the regime in Iran, police said.
A car bomb parked near Baghdad's main Sunni Abu Hanifa mosque killed at least nine Iraqi civilians and wounded 25, said Saif al-Janabi, director of Noaman hospital. It exploded at noon in north Baghdad's Azamiyah neighborhood and was so powerful it vaporized the vehicle. Rescue crews and Iraqi army soldiers were carrying stretchers toward waiting ambulances, Associated Press TV footage showed.
A bomb planted in a parked minivan killed at least seven and injured at least 20 when it exploded at the entrance to an open-air market selling secondhand clothes in the northern Baghdad suburb of Kazimiyah.
Another parked car bomb exploded near Ibin al-Haitham college in Azamiyah, also in northern Baghdad, killing two civilians and wounding at least five others - including four Iraqi soldiers, police Lt. Col. Falah al-Mohammedawi said.
In Baghdad's Tahariyat Square, a parked car bomb targeting an American convoy killed one civilian and injured nine , police Lt. Col. Abbas Mohammed Salman said. It was not known if there were any U.S. casualties, but at least one Humvee was seen on fire.
A second bomb targeting an Iraqi police patrol near the square killed one and wounded 10 - including four police.
In other attacks, a roadside bomb killed two police officer and wounded three others in downtown Baghdad's Karradah district, while one man was killed and six were injured when a bomb hidden in a minivan used as a bus exploded.
Another roadside bomb killed two police officer and wounded three others in downtown Baghdad's Karradah district, while one man was killed and six were injured when a bomb hidden in a minivan used as a bus exploded.
The day's most serious attack targeted a public bus near Khalis, 50 miles north of Baghdad in Diyala province, an area notorious for such attacks, provincial police said.
All the dead were workers at the Ashraf base of the Mujahedeen Khalk, or MEK, which opposes Iran's regime. The group, made up of Iranian dissidents living in Iraq, said the dead were Iraqi workers heading to their camp.
The blast pushed in the side of the white public bus and peppered its blackened side with shrapnel holes. The bus, later inspected by U.S. Army troops, was streaked in blood, Associated Press TV footage showed.
"We were transporting the workers from Baqouba to the Mujahedeen Khalk when the roadside bomb exploded and killed all these people," one man who was on the bus told AP TV.
He was an embedded reporter who chose to crouch in the front of the vehicle that he was riding in to get a good perspective of the route that the convoy was taking.
He would not have gotten the blood clot if he had not been in the crouched position for an extended period of time. [his choice, but still a death as a result of covering the war.]
> I guess they'll just have to make up the news now.
And for CBS in particular, this would be different from
what they do now just how?
It is all about the media personalities. While they have condemned, derided, and lied about honorable soldiers, airmen, sailors, and Marines. I would get a time-out for stating the contempt held for these media types that are out to sway policy. Prayers for our troops.
That was friendly fire - insurgents hitting intransigents.
If people haven't noticed that the leftist drive by media has inappropriately exploited the death of our soldiers in Iraq than it isn't my fault when they get bent out of shape when I show no sympathy for their own carnage.
The fact media people are being targeted tells me terrorist spies have penetrated our military at the highest levels. If I was running the show I'd be having a serious internal traitor hunt.
Ironic that they were blown up on Memorial Day.
They are sending correspondence over who are not equipped or arrayed as combat correspondents. Dozier is a fine reporter working for the wrong crowd, and the MSM is hardly a collective of organizations anyone would risk their lives for.
The MSM should help our nation push for freedom in Iraq, and to a large extent, the MSM has encouraged the terrorists in Iraq to keep fighting, and now that encouragement, that treason, now begins to take a toll on their own staff.
Get behind your country, MSM, and help us end this war instead of encouraging it!
they just around to mentioning that one US soldier was killed in the attack and six wounded.
One Soldier was killed in this attack, and 6 others were injured. God be with them.
Per FOX- Kimberly is in surgery- prognosis looks good but still in critical condition.
I'm a journalist. Am I part of the problem?
Remember that the ABC reporter was blown up in Iraq on the day he was going to do a live hit piece on the State of the Union speech.
And now the CBS reporterette was blown up as CBS has been running anti-American nonsense all weekend in the lead-up to Memorial Day.
I came to this thread intending to be a smart a$$, but they were embedded. God bless them and their loved ones.
God bless these journalists.
Prayers for her.. and may this event show her the light.
Not at all ironic. Our enemies are masters of psyops and terror.
"Kimberly Dozier is known for her Anti-Israeli views"
....but we are not mean spirited jew and christian hating liberals. Best wishes to Kimberly and condolences to the families involved.