- The Washington Times - Monday, May 29, 2006

NEW YORK (AP) — A car bomb exploded near a CBS News crew covering American troops in Iraq on Memorial Day, killing a cameraman and a soundman and seriously injuring the correspondent, the network said.

Veteran cameraman Paul Douglas, 48, and soundman James Brolan, 42, were killed, said Kelli Edwards, a CBS News spokeswoman. Correspondent Kimberly Dozier, 39, was in critical condition at a U.S. military hospital in Baghdad after undergoing surgery.

CBS News did not release any additional information about her injuries but said doctors were cautiously optimistic about her prognosis.

“Our deepest sympathy goes out to the families of Paul and James, and we are hoping and praying for a complete recovery by Kimberly,” CBS News President Sean McManus said in a statement.

CBS News reported on its Web site that the three journalists were with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division and had gotten out of their armored vehicle after a “curious incident.” A nearby car packed with explosives then detonated, the network said.

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