A tale of sexual assault from Egypt

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New York, Feb 16: While Egyptian protestors were rejoicing the ouster of their President Hosni Mubarak, there was another protest that was subdued in the melee.

A female CBS News correspondent, Lara Logan was apparently sexually attacked and assaulted physically while she was reporting the uprising in Egypt.

Lara is at the moment recovering in hospital after she recounted the horrifying attack she had to face in the hands of protestors. She recalled that she was attacked when she was reporting from Tahrir Square and said she was “surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration" The matter was reported by the CBS in a statement.

She was quoted as saying that she was attacked by a mob of 200 people who “whipped into a frenzy". She suffered a "a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating."She was apparently rescued by a group of women and around 20 Egyptian soldiers, the network added.

She flew back to the CBS team in the US on Saturday. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, this was one of the 140 attacks on journalists covering Egypt.

A Egyptian reporter was shot dead following gun shot wounds. Lara Logan was detained for a day by the Egyptian military men before she was sexually assaulted.

Logan joined CBS News as reporter in 2002 and reports for 'CBS Evening News' and '60 Minutes' on a regular basis.

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