Woman Injured by Polar Bear on Norway’s Svalbard Islands

A polar bear attacked a campsite in Norway’s remote Arctic Svalbard Islands, injuring a French tourist.

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FILE - A polar bear stands on an ice floe near the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, Friday June 13, 2008. A polar bear attacked a campsite Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 in Norway’s remote Arctic Svalbard Islands, injuring a French tourist, authorities said, adding that the wounds weren't life-threatening. The bear was later killed. (AP Photo/Romas Dabrukas, File)
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A polar bear attacked a campsite Monday in Norway’s remote Arctic Svalbard Islands, injuring a French tourist, authorities said, adding that the wounds weren’t life-threatening. The bear was later killed. The woman, who was not identified, was part of a tour group of 25 people camping at Sveasletta, in the central part of the Svalbard archipelago, which sits more than 800 kilometers (500 miles) north of the Norwegian mainland. The campsite…

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