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U.S. reporter wounded in Afghanistan

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  • NATO's ISAF yet to release details of dead U.S. soldier killed on routine mission
  • Soldier is the 46th U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan in August
  • Cami McCormick worked for CNN and CNN Radio before joining CBS Radio News
By Melissa Gray
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(CNN) -- A CBS News reporter was seriously injured Friday in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan that also killed a U.S. soldier, the network said.

Cami McCormick, 47, was riding in the same army vehicle as the soldier in eastern Logar province when the vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device, the U.S. network said.

The army was on a routine mission at the time of the blast, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said. It did not provide any other information.

Before CBS, McCormick worked for CNN and CNN Radio in Atlanta, Georgia.

McCormick was on assignment for CBS Radio News. She underwent emergency surgery at a field hospital before being taken to Bagram Air Base for further treatment, CBS said. She is in stable condition.

Since joining CBS 11 years ago, McCormick has reported from around the world and won numerous awards for her work. She has had numerous assignments in the Middle East, including Israel, the Palestinian territories and Iraq.

The soldier's death Friday was a grim milestone in the war in Afghanistan. It brought to 46 the number of U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan in August -- surpassing the previous high of 45 in July.

U.S., British and other international forces under the NATO umbrella bolstered their presence this year to improve security for the August 20 presidential and provincial elections.

The United States has about 62,000 troops in Afghanistan, and NATO allies have an additional 35,000. The Pentagon is planning to add 6,000 troops by the end of the year.

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