The first pictures have emerged of a photographer bleeding from the chest after being shot in Pakistan as clashes between Charlie Hebdo protesters and police turned violent.

AFP photographer Adif Hasan was shot as some 200 protesters took to the streets outside the French consulate in Kuratchi after the magazine published an image of Prophet Muhammed in its ‘survivor’ edition.

Hasan was believed to have been shot by protesters and although his condition was at first thought to be serious, he was now said to be recovering.

The bullet reportedly struck his lung, and passed through his chest.

AFP news director Michele Leridon said that Hassan underwent surgery and that ‘his life does not seem in danger.’ AFP is now trying to find out whether Hassan was targeted or accidentally shot.

Two other people are said to have been injured.

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