The BBC's Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen is in Egypt reporting on the ongoing crisis.
However, an alarming image, tweeted by fellow journalist Sharif Kouddous , shows Bowen having his head bandaged with blood on his face and covering his shirt:July 5, 2013
According to Kouddous and Bowen himself, the BBC correspondent appears to have been hit in the head by shotgun pellets.
But Bowen is a trooper, a war correspondent since 1989 who has reported from a variety of war zones, including Bosnia, Iraq, and El Salvador.
So, after tweeting a short explanation:
Thanks for the messages. I've been hit by a couple of shotgun pellets. Am fine and heading out— Jeremy Bowen (@BowenBBC) July 5, 2013
... Bowen swiftly returned to reporting:
Big forces against each other in #egypt. If can't channel this into political action not street conflict it is a recipe for more bloodshed— Jeremy Bowen (@BowenBBC) July 5, 2013
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