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Stabbed woman is 'stable'

A Filipina salon worker who was stabbed by a Nepalese is in stable condition, an official at the Philippine consulate in Dubai said.

DUBAI // A Filipina salon worker who was stabbed on Thursday evening is now in a stable condition, according to an official at the Philippines consulate in Dubai. "The good news is that she is stable and we plan to visit her in the hospital," said Benito Valeriano, the consul-general. Mary Simangan, the welfare officer at the Philippine labour office in Dubai, visited the victim last night. She said a nurse at the hospital identified her as Alma Shacar, 41.

"She was treated for her injuries in the stomach and head," Ms. Simangan said. "I could not talk to her about what happened since the patient is heavily sedated." The alleged assailant, a Nepalese man, stabbed the victim in Wafi City Mall and then turned the knife on himself, according to media reports. Police are studying CCTV footage of the attack. @Email:rruiz@thenational.ae