Iraq roadside bomb kills four, including two journalists

Monday, May 29, 2006

A roadside bomb in the Iraq capital Baghdad has killed four people, including two journalists working for television network CBS. The two journalists, cameraman Paul Douglas and soundman James Brolan, both British, were embedded with the American 4th Infantry Division and were on a routine patrol when a nearby car packed with explosives was detonated. A U.S. army officer and an Iraqi interpreter were also killed. CBS correspondent Kimberly Dozier, who the journalists were working with, was seriously injured and was flown to an U.S. military hospital to receive surgery.

With the addition of these two journalists, Iraq is now "the deadliest war for reporters in the past century", according to Editor and Publisher, the total coming to seventy-one. This compares to sixty-nine reporters killed during World War Two, and sixty-three in Vietnam.

CBS President Sean McManus said it was "a devastating loss".