Two AP journalists injured in Afghanistan

Photographer Emilio Morenatti and AP Television News videographer Andi Jatmiko were injured while embedded with the U.S. military in southern Afghanistan, the Associated Press reports.

Morenatti and Jatmiko were taken to a military hospital after the vehicle they were traveling in was struck by a roadside bomb on Aug. 11.

The New York Times report on the incident notes that a slew of journalists have been arriving in Afghanistan recently to cover the elections. According to the Times‘ report:

“Eighteen journalists were killed in Afghanistan between 1992 and 2008, making it the 11th most dangerous country in the world for media workers, compared with 139 killed in Iraq, 60 in Algeria and 50 in Russia, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. At least one more has been killed in Afghanistan this year. The Associated Press is a news gathering cooperative owned by its 1,500 American daily newspaper members.”

In June, Times reporter David Rohde escaped after being in captivity for seven months in Afghanistan and Pakistan. CBC reporter Mellissa Fung was held for nearly a month outside of Kabul before being released.