The Minutes After

This is pretty amazing. You’ve probably already heard by now about the truck bomb that was detonated today at the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, killing at least 20 people and injuring scores more. What you may not have seen is that CBS News had a cameraman at that building filming a routine press conference when the bomb went off. He actually kept his camera rolling, capturing the shock and horror of being at the scene of such a nightmarish attack.

CBS News has the raw, unedited footage of the blast and the aftermath up as streaming video on their site:

Raw Footage: Iraq Blast (requires RealPlayer)

When they say “graphic content”, they mean it, folks — it’s pretty terrible stuff. Watch at your own discretion.