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Aussie reporter hit by bullet in Philippine city


MARAWI: An Australian journalist said he was fine after being hit by a bullet in his neck while covering the Philippine military’s assault against militants aligned with the Islamic State group in a southern city.

A tweeted video showed ABC journalist Adam Harvey wearing a neck brace and putting on his helmet after receiving treatment yesterday in Marawi. He told reporters he was fine and that he was to get an X-ray.

ABC’s Southeast Asia correspondent who is based in Indonesia was hit at the provincial capitol building in Marawi, where government officials have given statements to the media about the progress against the militants who’ve laid siege to Marawi since last month.

“Thanks everyone – I’m okay. Bullet is still in my neck, but it missed everything important,” Harvey tweeted.

Dr Jose Eric Laya said the bullet was lodged below Harvey’s left ear. — AP

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