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Fox News Journalists Safe After Bombing Near Hotel in Baghdad

Oct 25, 2005  •  Post A Comment

A Fox News Channel contingent of about 10 people staying at the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad were reported safe after three large vehicle bombs exploded Monday near the hotel, at which many Western journalists stay. According to the Associated Press, at least 20 people were killed and 40 were injured.

Three people attached to Associated Press Television News, which has rooms at the 18-story hotel, were reported to have suffered minor injuries.

A Fox News spokesperson said its people are not expected to relocate.

According to the AP, Iraqi national security adviser Mouwafak al-Rubaie “said the attack was a ‘very clear’ effort to take over the hotel and seize journalists as hostages.”