Reporter's Notebook: Friend Killed In Iraq Bombing Dozens of people died in Baghdad bombings this week. To many Americans, the death toll is another grim statistic in a distant and fading war, but this week's dead include a close friend and Iraqi colleague of the author.
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Reporter's Notebook: Friend Killed In Iraq Bombing

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Reporter's Notebook: Friend Killed In Iraq Bombing

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STEVE INSKEEP, Host:

One of these attacks targeted the Hamra Hotel, home to a number of news organizations, including NPR. Now, to many people, of course, death tolls like these are simply grim statistics. We hear more of them all the time. But for NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, this was a bombing that took a colleague and close friend.

LOURDES GARCIA: Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, NPR News, Baghdad.

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INSKEEP: This is NPR News.

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