BBC Reporter Shot While Covering Egypt
July 5, 2013

Legendary BBC reporter Jeremy Bowen has his head bandaged after being SHOT covering today’s protests in Egypt.

He was wounded as tens of thousands of people took to the streets over the ousting of president Mohammed Morsi by the military.

The demonstrators, mainly Islamists, vowed to restore Morsi to office.

The BBC confirmed that Bowen had been wounded but that he was “fine”.

Bowen himself tweeted: “Thanks for the messages. I’ve been hit by a couple of shotgun pellets. Am fine and heading out.”

The military forced Morsi out on Wednesday after millions of Egyptians turned out in four days of protests demanding his removal.

In the 48 hours since, the military has moved against the Muslim Brotherhood’s senior leadership, putting Morsi under detention and arresting the group’s supreme leader and a string of other figures.