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ABC News Crew Injured in IED Attack

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2006 – Two members of an ABC news crew embedded with the 4th Infantry Division were injured today when an improvised explosive device struck their armored personnel carrier north of Taji, Iraq, during a combined operation of Iraqi army and coalition forces, U.S. officials in Baghdad reported.

The two reporters, ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt, and an Iraqi soldier were injured in the attack, which occurred at approximately 12:25 p.m.

The wounded were evacuated to a military hospital for further treatment.

"Our immediate priority is the well-being of the two injured reporters and the Iraqi soldier," Lt. Col. Jonathan Withington, a Multinational Division Baghdad spokesman, said.

(From a Multinational Force Iraq news release.)

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