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Vehicle Bomb Kills Soldier, Contractor, CBS Crew Members

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2006 – A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier, an Iraqi contractor, and two members of a CBS News crew were killed today when a bomb-laden vehicle exploded near a patrol in central Baghdad, military officials here reported.

The CBS crew was embedded with the 4th Infantry Division and was accompanying a joint patrol when the attack occurred at about 10:30 a.m., officials said.

Another member of the CBS crew and six coalition soldiers wounded in the attack were evacuated to a military hospital for further treatment.

On its Web site, CBS News reported that cameraman Paul Douglas, 48, and soundman James Brolan, 42, were killed and correspondent Kimberly Dozier, 39, was seriously injured in the attack. The names of the contractor and the soldier killed were not available. The military withholds names of its casualties until it formally notifies family members.

"Our immediate priority is the medical care for the wounded, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the families who lost a loved one," said Army Lt. Col. Jonathan Withington, Multinational Division Baghdad spokesman.

(From a Multinational Force Iraq news release.)

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