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American Taliban reportedly attacked in prison

John Walker Lindh, the American imprisoned for taking up arms for the Taliban in Afghanistan, was attacked by a fellow inmate and slightly bruised, his lawyer said Thursday. Law enforcement authorities confirmed the 21-year-old Lindh was attacked but would not disclose a possible motive. The incident happened Monday night at the medium-security federal prison in Victorville as Lindh was preparing to pray, said his lawyer Tony West. “Our understanding is that the inmate tackled John and began hitting him while screaming obscenities before running off,” West said in a statement. Lindh suffered a bruise on his forehead, the lawyer said. “John is fine,” West said. “He’s in very good spirits.” A law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said: “It was a minor incident, a prison fight. He got a little scraped up, but he’s fine. One guy was picking on him.” The official had no information on Lindh’s attacker. Full Story

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