CBS News released a statement today saying that 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan was attacked while covering the celebration in Tahrir square after Hosni Mubarak stepped down on Friday. CBS said Logan was surrounded and separated from her crew and then "suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers." Logan returned to the U.S. for medical treatment on Saturday and is currently recovering in a hospital.
The attack is the most violent faced by an American journalist covering the unrest in Egypt.
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