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Paris Saint-Germain footballer Aminata Diallo detained after attack on teammate

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Paris: Paris Saint-Germain woman footballer Aminata Diallo was arrested on Wednesday by French police as part of an investigation following an attack on a teammate and fellow French national player last Thursday, the club said on Wednesday.

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Diallo was returning with fellow midfielder Kheira Hamraoui from a Paris dinner organised by PSG last Thursday when armed men held up their car and dragged out Hamraoui, who was then hit on the legs with an iron bar, L’Equipe newspaper reported.

PSG stated that Diallo was arrested on Wednesday morning by Versailles police. “Paris Saint-Germain condemns in the strongest possible terms the violence committed,” PSG said. “Since Thursday evening the club has taken all necessary measures to guarantee the health, well-being and safety of its entire women’s team,” it added.

The club also added that it will work closely with the Versailles police to clarify the facts. “The club is paying close attention to the progress of the proceedings and will study what action to take,” PSG said.

According to French media reports, midfielder Kheira Hamraoui was attacked after an evening out with Diallo and another unnamed teammate. Hamraoui was allegedly dragged out of her car by two masked persons, and hit on her legs.

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The 26-year-old Diallo, who has been capped seven times for France, joined PSG in 2016 and has made more than 60 appearances for the club. She spent time on loan at Atletico Madrid last season.

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