Female French reporter stabbed and lightly injured in northern Iraq

A French reporter was stabbed Saturday and slightly injured in a hotel in Iraq's northern Kurdish city of Irbil, police said. The reporter was hospitalized with minor injuries to her arm, according to Irbil police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul-Khaliq Talat. The reasons for the attack were unclear, police said, and added that the manager and 10 members of the staff were arrested and the hotel was closed. No further details were released, including which media employed the reporter. Irbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdish region, is among the safest and violence-free areas of the war-torn country.