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Cairo : Egypt | Feb 16, 2011 at 3:05 AM PST
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Lara Logan, the CBS News correspondent, was attacked and sexually assaulted by a mob in Cairo on Feb. 11, the day that the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was forced from power, as reported by The Telegraph.

Ms. Logan was surrounded by a mob and was brutally beaten and assaulted sexually before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers. At present she is recovering at a hospital in the United States.

The evening of the attack, Ms. Logan, 39, the network's chief foreign affairs correspondent, was covering the celebrations in Tahrir Square in central Cairo with a camera crew and an unknown number of security staff members. The CBS team was enveloped by "a dangerous element" within the crowd, CBS said, that numbered more than 200 people. That mob separated Ms. Logan from her team and then attacked her.

The trip was Ms. Logan's second to Egypt to cover the protests that have roiled the country in January and February. On her first trip, she was detained and interrogated overnight by security authorities.

Logan joined CBS News in 2002. She regularly reports for the "CBS Evening News" as well as "60 Minutes," where she has been a correspondent since 2006. She has reported widely from Iraq and Afghanistan, and other global trouble spots.

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