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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:00 PM
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French woman robbed, stabbed in northern Iraq
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 12:07 PM by Barrett808
Source: KUNA

IRBIL, March 8 (KUNA) -- Gunmen attacked a French journalist at a hotel in this northern Iraqi city on Saturday causing various injuries to her body, police said.

Police said the French woman was robbed and stabbed in her hands with a knife. The attackers fled after injuring the female journalist at the hotel.

Her injuries were described as medium and investigations were conducted into circumstances of the attack. (end) sbr.rk KUNA 081839 Mar 08NNNN

French reporter injured in Iraq (Extra)
Mar 8, 2008, 11:32 GMT

Baghdad - Militants injured a French reporter early Saturday in the city of Erbil, some 350 kilometres north of Baghdad, after attempting to rob and sexually abuse her in a hotel in the city, media reports said.

Militants attacked French reporter Ceisen Emy Bonne, 33, in Horman hotel, police sources told Voices of Iraq (VOI) news agency.

They had tried to rob and sexually assault the journalist and struck her in the chest when she resisted.

Police have detained the hotel staff, but the management has declined to comment on the incident, VOI said.

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