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US news anchor hurt in Iraq blast
ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff
Bob Woodruff was embedded with the 4th Infantry Division in Iraq
Top American TV journalist Bob Woodruff and his cameraman have been seriously wounded in a bomb attack in Iraq.

ABC News anchor Woodruff and camera operator Doug Vogt were travelling with an Iraqi army unit near Taji, north of the capital Baghdad.

The blast was reportedly caused by an "improvised explosive device", a common tactic aimed at US army vehicles.

The men are being treated at an American military hospital, according to an ABC statement.

The two men, on assignment for the network in Iraq, were embedded with the 4th Infantry Division.

Mr Woodruff hosts ABC's World News Tonight programme, which is considered to be one of the top roles in American journalism.


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