Norwegian journalist attacked in Ingushetia

Norwegian journalist attacked in IngushetiaOslo 20160309. Ny Tids journalist Øystein Windstad.Photo: Ny Tid / NTB scanpix

Journalist of Ny Tid Oystein Windstad and a Swedish colleague were wounded when masked gunmen attacked a bus with journalists and activists in the Russian republic of Ingushetia on Wednesday.
The five journalists were on a journalist assignment together with Russian human rights activists when the mini bus they drove in, was stopped by gunmen.
– Masked men brought the journalists and the staff outside and beat them up. They then set fire to the bus, the organization behind  the trip writes on Facebook.
All of the bus is safe, and several were taken to hospital where they are receiving treatment for their injuries.
– Windstad is now in hospital with injuries after he and the rest of the travel team was attacked by 20 masked men attacke. The bus in which they were passengers was burned down. We are trying to contact the embassy and the Norwegian Foreign Ministry, the editor of the newspaper Ny Tid  Truls Lie writes on his Facebook page.
NRK news says the journalists were attacked with sticks.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today