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CBS radio correspondent is wounded in Afghanistan

A CBS Radio News correspondent has been seriously injured by a bomb in Afghanistan, where journalists have faced increasing danger while embedded with Western troops.
/ Source: The Associated Press

A CBS Radio News correspondent has been seriously injured by a bomb in Afghanistan, where journalists have faced increasing danger while embedded with Western troops.

Cami McCormick, who was covering the recent elections in Afghanistan and the continuing fighting in the region, was wounded Friday when the Army vehicle in which she was riding struck a bomb south of Kabul. The network could not confirm the extent of her injuries.

She was treated at a field hospital, where she was in stable condition after surgery. She was transported to Bagram Air Base, north of Kabul, for more treatment.

McCormick, 47, is an award-winning New York-based correspondent who has worked for CBS since 1998. She also has worked at CNN.

Two Associated Press journalists, photographer Emilio Morenatti and videographer Andi Jatmiko, were wounded along with two U.S. soldiers by a bomb in Afghanistan on Aug. 12.

In May 2006, another CBS News journalist, Kimberly Dozier, was seriously injured when a Baghdad car bomb exploded, killing two of her colleagues and a U.S. Army captain.

Journalists are constantly in danger from improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, as they go out with Western troops carrying out new offensives as part of the effort by the U.S. and its allies to turn the tide of the Afghan war.

IED attacks are now the cause of the majority of U.S. and NATO deaths in Afghanistan.