BBC News Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen was shot in the head with pellets apparently fired from a shotgun while covering the continued protests in Cairo, the Egyptian capital city.
Democracy Now’s Sharif Kouddous shared a photo of Bowen as he was getting bandaged up in the field:
— Sharif Kouddous (@sharifkouddous) July 5, 2013
Upate: Even with shrapnel removed from his head, and bandages covering half of it, Bowen is cutting a report about today’s events.
In a statement released on Twitter, the BBC said that Bowen will be back to reporting on the situation in Egypt in short order:
“Jeremy was hit by birdshot or shrapnel from birdshot while reporting outside the officer’s club in Cairo. He was treated at the scene for minor injuries and has gone back to his hotel for more treatment. We expect him to be reporting again soon.”
The Guardian has more on the incident, and reminds readers that Bowen is no stranger to dangerous situations.
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