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US woman staged racist attack on herself: FBI

Published on Oct 24, 2012 7:33 AM

CHICAGO (AFP) - A young black woman in the US state of Louisiana apparently staged a racist attack in which she told police that three men set her ablaze and scrawled KKK on her car, officials said on Tuesday.

"The wounds were self-inflicted," Kyle Hanrahan, a spokesman for the FBI's Louisiana bureau, told AFP.

Sharmeka Moffitt, 20, was seriously burned in the incident and remains in critical condition.

She called police from a park in the town of Winnsboro on Sunday night and told them three men in white hoodies doused her with a flammable liquid and ignited it.

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