Lara Logan of CBS recovering from assault


CBS News reports that its chief foreign correspondent, Lara Logan, was brutally assaulted on Friday (2/11) in Cairo as Egyptians filled the streets the day that Hosni Mubarak resigned as president. She is now back in the US recovering in a hospital.

Logan was covering the jubilation in Tahrir Square for a “60 Minutes” story when she and her team and their security were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration, the network said. “It was a mob of more than 200 people whipped into frenzy,” as described by CBS News. Logan is pictured in the square moments before the attack began.

In the crush of the mob, the correspondent was separated from her crew. “She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers. She reconnected with the CBS team, returned to her hotel and returned to the United States on the first flight the next morning. She is currently in the hospital recovering,” CBS News said. The network said it will have no further comment.