LONDON: The health and well being of the personnel of International broadcasters continues to be under threat as they bring viewers up to speed on the latest developments on the Iraq conflict.
Yesterday in Northern Iraq a convoy of American special forces and Kurdish fighters came under attack courtesy Uncle Sam. A red and white bomb was dropped from an American F15 plane. The incident killed up to 18 people. As bad luck would have it a BBC News team led by World Affairs Editor John Simpson was travelling with the convoy. The casualty list included a Kurdish translator working with the BBC team who was badly injured in the attack, and died shortly afterwards.
Kamaran Abdurazaq Muhamed had been with the BBC since mid-March. He was 25-years-old and unmarried. The rest of the team sustained shrapnel wounds which were treated at the American military hospital in Arbil. None were detained. The other BBC personnel injured were cameraman Fred Scot, fixer Dragan Petrovic, producer Tom Giles and safety adviser Craig Summers.