ABC World News Tonight anchor Bob Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt are both in serious condition after they were injured by a bomb in Taji, Iraq, earlier today.
Woodruff and Vogt, a veteran war cameraman, were traveling in a convoy when their vehicle was hit by a large improvised explosive device, followed by gunfire. Woodruff and Vogt were in the lead vehicle of that convoy, apparently standing to film a report. Both men were wearing body armor and ballistic glasses. They were flown to Balad for treatment. Woodruff is currently in surgery at a military hospital. Both suffered head injuries.
More at TVNewser. Thoughts and prayers with Woodruff and Vogt today, and with Jill Carroll, and with all of our other colleagues reporting from Iraq.
UPDATE: Both Woodruff and Vogt are out of surgery and stable. ABC: “We take this as good news, but the next few days will be critical.”