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Australian Journalist Shot in Philippines

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A journalist covering clashes in the Philippine city of Marawi between government forces and Islamic State-linked groups feels “lucky’” to be alive after he was shot in the neck by a stray bullet.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation reporter Adam Harvey was hit while at the capitol building in Marawi, where a press conference with government officials had taken place, AP reported.

U.S. forces are currently helping the Philippine army squash a siege by Islamic State-linked militant groups in Marawi, the largest city on the southern island of Mindanao.

“It felt like I had been hit in the head with a cricket ball … that kind of big, dull thud that hurt, but I didn’t black out,” Harvey told ABC radio, Australia’s 9news reported. 

Harvey tweeted that the bullet is still in his neck, but “it missed everything important.”

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