Deadly Attack on News Crew in Iraq

5-29-06 - CBS says two newsman were killed and one correspondent was injured after being struck by an IED in Iraq.

Here is a statement from CBS News:

A CBS News television crew embedded with the 4th Infantry Division of
the U.S. Army came under attack today in central Baghdad. The
journalists were reporting from outside their humvee and are believed to
have been wearing their protective gear. Cameraman Paul Douglas and
soundman James Brolan, both London-based, were killed. Douglas, 48, had worked for CBS News in many countries, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Rwanda and Bosnia, since the early 1990s.

Brolan, 42, was a freelancer who had worked with CBS News in Baghdad and Afghanistan over the past year. He was part of the CBS News team that had received a 2006 Overseas Press Club Award for its reporting on the Pakistan earthquake.

CBS News Correspondent Kimberly Dozier, 39, sustained serious injuries in the attack and underwent surgery at a U.S. military hospital in
Baghdad. She is in critical condition, but doctors are cautiously optimistic about her prognosis.


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