A driver working for NBC News in Syria was killed by an explosive device, the news organization’s president confirmed Saturday.
Noah Oppenheim said in a statement that NBC employees escaped unharmed, and expressed “deepest sympathies” to the driver’s family and loved ones. Oppenheim says “we are still gathering information from today’s events, and are in touch with the driver’s family to support them however we can.”
The statement did not say where the explosion occurred.
Although ISIS has been defeated, they left behind booby-traps and explosive devices, and there may be unexploded munitions in the area following U.S.-led airstrikes.