Afghan writer has acid thrown in face

Last updated 00:45 20/01/2011

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An unknown assailant has sprayed acid in the face of a prominent Afghan journalist and author in what officials and the victim say is retaliation for his politically charged writing.

Razaq Momoon says he was walking near his house in a residential neighbourhood of Kabul on Tuesday evening (local time) when a man ran up behind him and threw acid in his face. He says he was wearing glasses, which kept his eyes relatively protected.

Momoon spoke on Wednesday to an Afghan television station. He was not critically injured, but his face was splotchy with red and black patches as he spoke from his hospital bed in the capital.

President Hamid Karzai issued a statement condemning the attack and promising to get Momoon further treatment abroad if needed.

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- AP

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