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(Updated) Anderson Cooper Attacked: 'Punched 10 Times' During Latest Cairo Protests


"...throwing more punches, kicks, trying to grab us..."

CNN's Anderson Cooper went from reporter to victim today while covering the latest unrest in Cairo, Egypt. As pro-Mubarak and anti-government protesters clashed in the town's main square, Cooper and his TV crew got caught in the middle.

The attack -- which reportedly was at the hands of Mubarak supporters -- was first reported by CNN's Steve Brusk who tweeted the following:

Cooper himself then took to the airwaves to describe what happened, which included being punched in the face and kicked:

Another CNN reporter, Hala Gorani, reported a narrow escape:


CNN released video taken by Cooper's crew from inside the attack mob. The network also interviewed Cooper, who admitted he was "frightened":

This is the full video of the attack:

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