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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Road Bomb in Iraq Hits TV Anchor

NEW YORK -- ABC's "World News Tonight" led its nightly broadcast with its own journalists in the news: Co-anchor Bob Woodruff and a cameraman had been seriously injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq.

Woodruff and Doug Vogt both suffered head injuries, and Woodruff also suffered broken bones. They were in stable condition following surgery, ABC News president David Westin said. They were flown Monday to a U.S. military hospital in Germany.

Woodruff and Vogt, an award-winning cameraman, were embedded with the 4th Infantry Division and traveling in a convoy Sunday with U.S. and Iraqi troops near Taji, 19 kilometers north of Baghdad.

They were wearing body armor and helmets, but were standing up in the hatch of the mechanized vehicle when the device exploded, exposing them to shrapnel.

"Doug was conscious, and I was able to reassure him we were getting them care. I spoke to Bob also and walked with them to the helicopter," said ABC senior producer Kate Felsen, who had been working with Woodruff for the past two weeks.

Dozens of journalists have been injured, killed or kidnapped in Iraq since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.