Yesterday in Northern Iraq a convoy of American special forces
and Kurdish fighters came under attack courtesy Uncle Sam. A red
and white bomb was dropped from an American F15 plane. The incident
killed up to 18 people. As bad luck would have it a BBC News team
led by World Affairs Editor John Simpson was travelling with the
convoy. The casualty list included a Kurdish translator working
with the BBC team who was badly injured in the attack, and died
Kamaran Abdurazaq Muhamed had been with the BBC since mid-March.
He was 25-years-old and unmarried. The rest of the team sustained
shrapnel wounds which were treated at the American military hospital
in Arbil. None were detained. The other BBC personnel injured were
cameraman Fred Scot, fixer Dragan Petrovic, producer Tom Giles and
safety adviser Craig Summers.