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WNT Co-Anchor Bob Woodruff, Cameraman Doug Vogt Seriously Injured By IED In Iraq

Kate Snow on Good Morning America Weekend:

“We have some breaking news to report, disturbing news for us here at ABC News. We need to report that our co-anchor of World News Tonight, Bob Woodruff, and his cameraman, Doug Vogt, were injured in an attack this morning in Baghdad — near baghdad — in Taji — injured in an improvised explosive device…”

woodruffjan291.jpgABC World News Tonight co-anchor Bob Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt were traveling in a convoy outside of Baghdad on Sunday when their vehicle was hit by a large improvised explosive device, ABC News reported today.

The roadside bombing occured in Taji, a volatile region about 12 miles northwest of Baghdad. The two men were in an armored U.S. humvee for a time, then they moved into an Iraqi mechanized vehicle.

They were in the lead vehicle of that convoy, apparently standing up in a hatch and filming a report, when a large IED exploded nearby. The explosion was followed by small arms fire. Both men were wearing body armor and ballistic glasses.

> Update: 9:54am: “The men were medevaced to the Green Zone to receive treatment. They were then flown by helicopter to Balad which is about a 20-minute ride from Baghdad,” ABCNews.com said. Woodruff was reportedly in surgery at 8:15am ET. Both men have head injuries.

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