Journalists narrowly avoid Baghdad car bomb
NPR reporter Ivan Watson and three Iraqi colleagues are just about the luckiest journalists in Iraq today. A bomb attached to their vehicle exploded on a Baghdad street on Sunday – without them in it. Watson, and his producer and translator Ali Hamdani, were interviewing people at a roadside kebab shop when the bomb was discovered,
The group returned to the armored car, which was parked in front of the cafe, after about 45 minutes but were stopped by Iraqi soldiers who said they had been informed minutes earlier that a bomb was attached to the vehicle, Watson said. The bomb destroyed the car but caused no injuries. link
Iraqi soldiers have arrested an egg vendor suspected of being involved in the bombing.