Two BBC journalists were also injured, veteran correspondent John Simpson and producer Tom Giles. According to press reports, at least 18 people were killed in the incident, including members of U.S. Special Forces who were traveling with the convoy. U.S. Central Command in Qatar is investigating the incident.
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