Two Iraqi ABC journalists killed in ambush

May 18, 2007 21:17

Two Iraqi journalists working for ABC News in Baghdad were ambushed and killed as they drove home from work, the television network announced Friday. The attack took place Thursday afternoon, when two cars filled with gunmen stopped the car carrying cameraman Alaa Uldeen Aziz, 33, and soundman Saif Laith Yousuf, 26, ABC said in a statement posted on its Web site. The gunmen, then forced the two journalists to get out of the car, the statement said. They were unaccounted for overnight and their deaths were confirmed in the morning, it added. "Today we've lost two family members. It really hurts," ABC News correspondent Terry McCarthy told "Good Morning America."

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