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CBS' Lara Logan Hospitalized: "Brutal Sexual Assault" in Egypt

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

CBS News is reporting that its correspondent in Egypt, Lara Logan, is in the hospital after what appears to have been a disturbing attack in Cairo.

Logan was in Tahir Square after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down on Friday, when a mob of some 200 people surrounded her, her production crew, and their security team.

In a statement, CBS said Logan got separated from her crew in the crush of people, and she suffered "a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating." She was eventually saved by a group of women and about 20 Egyptian soldiers.

A person familiar with the incident told the New York Post it was "not a rape," and that the beating lasted for 20 to 30 minutes.

She returned to the United States on Saturday and is at an undisclosed hospital here. 

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According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, Logan is one of at least 140 correspondents who have been injured or killed while covering the unrest in Egypt.