Soldiers from the 172nd Stryker brigade ARE targeting journalists:
The troops noticed the two men video taping their convoy as they conducted a security patrol in the city. As soon as the Soldiers began to move towards the camera crew, the two individuals scrambled in an attempt to flee. Effective maneuvering allowed the troops to box in the men without incident.
A quick search of the car the AIF were driving yielded two IED initiating devices. The men both claimed they were hired to videotape the activities of coalition forces during patrols in the area.
Both men tested positive for explosives residue and were taken to a coalition detention facility for processing.