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Soccer player Aminata Diallo arrested after attack on teammate

Aminata Diallo (left) is accused of attacking Kheria Hamraoui (right) with an iron bar.
Aminata Diallo (left) is accused of attacking Kheria Hamraoui (right) with an iron bar.(AP Photo/Michel Euler/Mark Humphrey)
Published: Nov. 10, 2021 at 10:35 AM CST
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PARIS (AP) — Prosecutors say Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Aminata Diallo was taken into police custody in connection with an attack on one of her teammates.

PSG says that the 26-year-old Diallo was arrested on Wednesday morning by Versailles police as part of an investigation into “an attack on the club’s players” last Thursday evening.

The Versailles prosecutor’s office confirmed to The AP that Diallo was taken into custody, and that Kheira Hamraoui had been attacked. No other details were given.

Hamraoui and Diallo are PSG teammates.

French media reports said Hamraoui was attacked following an evening out with Diallo and another teammate.

One report said Diallo was driving them when several people wearing masks attacked, and that Hamraoui was hit several times with a metal bar. Broadcaster BFM TV reported that Hamraoui needed stitches to her hands and legs.

PSG says it “condemns in the strongest possible terms the violence committed.”

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