Bombings Kill Scores in Iraq, Including Journalists

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Two CBS News journalists were killed in an Iraq bombing on Monday. More than 30 people were killed in Monday bombings in Iraq, most of them average Iraqis. And a series of individual killings continued in Baghdad, including the murder of Professor Mahmoud Jassim Mohammed.


Some of yesterday's news from Iraq struck close to home for the journalists who report it.

Mr. BOB SCHIEFFER (Anchor, CBS News): On this Memorial Day, some said news for us from Baghdad. A car bomb hit a U.S. convoy, killing one soldier and two of our own at CBS News: soundman James Brolan and cameraman Paul Douglas.

INSKEEP: That's CBS anchor Bob Schieffer. The same explosion seriously wounded CBS correspondent Kimberly Dozier. And it was just one of many bombings around Baghdad. They killed more than 30 people, most of them Iraqis. And a series of individual killings continued as well.

Nearly all these killings go unsolved. And here's one of yesterday's victims. His name was Professor Mahmoud Jasim Mohammed(ph). He was a professor of the college of literature and he was shot dead in north Baghdad. The victims in recent days have also included tribal leaders who support the U.S., many are in Anbar Province, which is a place the U.S. military is now sending more troops as reinforcements.

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