Roadside bomb in Iraq kills cameraman, driver

A roadside bomb blast killed an Iraqi television cameraman and his driver as the crew worked on a report for the upcoming anniversary of one of the most stunning attacks blamed on Sunni extremists, the station reported. Alaa Abdul-Karim al-Fartoosi, 29, was part of an Al-Forat television team collecting reports to mark the February 2006 bombing that damaged the gold-domed Shiite shrine in Samarra - an attack that set off some of Iraq's worst sectarian bloodshed. The roadside blast Tuesday struck the journalists' car in Balad, about 80 kilometers north of Baghdad and near the Samarra site, said Haider Kadhum, news editor of Al-Forat television. An Al-Forat correspondent and camera assistant were wounded.