Wounded CBS reporter in critical condition
Updated: 2006-05-30 18:24
A CBS news correspondent who had reported on the
deteriorating conditions in Iraq for three years was in critical condition at a
U.S. military base in Germany, a day after a roadside bomb killed two of her
The U.S. military treat the wounded at the
scene of a car bomb in Baghdad's Tahariyat Square which targeted an
American convoy, setting a Humvee on fire, in Baghdad, Iraq Monday, May
29, 2006. CBS cameraman Paul Douglas, 48, and soundman James Brolan, 42,
were killed in the attack and correspondent Kimberly Dozier, 39, was
critically injured. It was one of eight blasts in Iraq that killed at
least 33 people Monday and wounded dozens in the worst wave of violence to
hit Baghdad in days. [AP]
Kimberly Dozier, a 39-year-old American, had undergone two surgeries for
injuries from the bombing, said Kelli Edwards, a CBS news spokeswoman. By early
Tuesday, doctors had removed shrapnel from Dozier's head but said she had more
serious injuries to her lower body, CBS News reported on its Web site.
Dozier arrived at Ramstein Air Base in Germany early Tuesday and was headed
to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, military officials said.
British cameraman Paul Douglas, 48, and British freelance soundman James
Brolan, 42, were killed Monday when a car bomb exploded as they were working on
a story about American troops in Iraq on Memorial Day, the network said. The
U.S. military said an American soldier and an Iraqi interpreter were killed in
the same blast and six American soldiers were injured.
"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.
Dozier's relatives were planning to head to Germany, a man who answered the
phone at her mother's home in Maryland said Monday night. The Landstuhl Regional
Medical Center in southern Germany is the U.S. military's largest overseas