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article imageCBS's Lara Logan suffers ‘brutal, sustained’ attack in Cairo

By Ryan Mahon     Feb 15, 2011 in World
New York - CBS foreign correspondent, Lara Logan, is recovering in a US hospital following a brutal, sustained attack during the celebrations on Friday in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, Yahoo! News reports.
Yahoo! News reports during the celebration of Hosni Mubarak’s flight from Egypt, a reportedly frenzied crowd of approximately two hundred approached Logan and her crew. In the confusion, she was separated from the others, and then, according to CBS News, suffered a ‘brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating.’ The attack ended when a group of Egyptian women and soldiers intervened. She reunited with the CBS team on Saturday, and together they returned to the US.
The attack on her, according to the report, is just one of an estimated 140 that occurred during the uprising. Huffington Post noted on their website that a 2005 report on journalist safety in Egypt warned of the dangers of sexual assault for journalists. The report was issued by the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Logan is no stranger to dangerous assignments, having reported on events throughout the Middle East for CBS since 2006 (see above clip). Her coverage of recent events in Egypt was not favorable to the Muslim Brotherhood, but it is not clear at this time what motivated the attack.
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