According to the reporter, they were traveling in a minibus on a highway in Ingushetia in the direction of the Chechen capital of Grozny. When they neared the Chechen border, the bus was blocked by three or four cars.
"I thought it was some kind of accident, but a group of young men in disguises started beating the bus's windows with clubs, demanding our Chechen driver open the door… They began to shout, 'you are terrorists, not human rights activists, you are killing our people,'" she said.
"I'm still in shock, but in any case, I feel fine, it could have ended up much worse," she said.
Earlier in the day, a member of staff of the Russian hospital where the victims of the attack are being treated said their condition was satisfactory. An investigation into the incident has been opened.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday that Moscow considered the attack on reporters and human rights activists in Russia’s southern region of Ingushetia utterly outrageous and urged law enforcement agencies to take the "most active measures" to find the perpetrators and ensure the victims' security.