U.S. confiscates the AP’s Iraq bombing footage.

At least three people were killed yesterday when the diplomatic convoy carrying Poland’s ambassador to Iraq was ambushed by bombs and gunfire “in one of Baghdad’s most secure neighborhoods.” The ambassador survived after “being pulled to safety and airlifted in a rescue mission by the embattled security firm Blackwater USA.” An AP Television News caught the chaotic aftermath on camera, but the footage has been confiscated by American authorities:

American authorities confiscated an AP Television News videotape that contained scenes of the wounded being evacuated. U.S. military spokesman Lt. Col. Scott Bleichwehl told AP that Iraqi law make it illegal to photograph or videotape the aftermath of bombings or other attacks.


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