NPR Reporters Escape Assassination Attempt On Sunday, four members of NPR's Baghdad bureau watched their car explode on a busy street. Fortunately, they were warned about the planted "sticky" bomb, and no one was injured. Reporter Ivan Watson and translator Ali Hamdani explain what happened, and report on the current state of security in Baghdad.

NPR Reporters Escape Assassination Attempt

NPR Reporters Escape Assassination Attempt

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Baghdad bureau translator Ali Hamdani stands beside the wreckage of NPR's armored BMW, which was targeted by bombers on Sunday. Ivan Watson/NPR hide caption

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Baghdad bureau translator Ali Hamdani stands beside the wreckage of NPR's armored BMW, which was targeted by bombers on Sunday.

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On Sunday, four members of NPR's Baghdad bureau watched their car explode on a busy street. Fortunately, they were warned about the planted "sticky" bomb, and no one was injured.

NPR's foreign correspondent Ivan Watson and NPR producer and translator Ali Hamdani explain what happened, and report on the current state of security in Baghdad.