CNN’s Anderson Cooper Attacked in Egypt

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The situation in Egypt hasn’t quite died down–even after President Hosini Mubarak insured the Egyptian people he wouldn’t run for re-election.  So far, reports are out–one person has already been killed and hundreds injured–including CNN‘s Anderson Cooper–the journalist escaped “serious injury” Wednesday when he was attacked by a group of demonstrators in Egypt, which has been plunged into crisis in recent days by political protests.

Cooper, 43, said he and his production crew, reporting from Cairo, were set upon by demonstrators loyal to embattled president Hosni Mubarak. “The attackers pushed and shoved the CNN crew and punched them in the head, he said, but no one was seriously hurt,” according to a report on CNN.com.

A colleague, CNN’s Steve Brusk, tweeted that Cooper was “punched 10 times in the head” by a “pro-Mubarak mob.”

Appearing on CNN’s American Morning Wednesday, Cooper looked fine, and the anchor continues to file reports on the unrest in Egypt.

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