BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen tweeted just moments after being hit in the head by shotgun pellets that he was "fine" and "heading out".Bowen is in Cairo covering developments in Egypt after the army ousted President Mohammed Morsi. The country has seen fierce protests and clashes.A bloodied picture of 53-year-old Bowen showed him having his head bandaged after the incident. After tweeting to let followers know he was OK he carried on his Twitter coverage of the unfolding events in the country.He received hundreds of well wishes from fellow tweeters when the news emerged.
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
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
BBC's Jeremy Bowen injured in Cairo pic.twitter.com/ETM2j1gjk5 (but he's tweeted that he's ok!— David Wyllie (@journodave) July 5, 2013