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Slovakia: PM Fico shot, in 'life threatening condition'

Posted on AllSides May 15th, 2024
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Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico is in a "life-threatening condition" in hospital after being shot in what his office has called an "assassination attempt."

"Today, after the government meeting in Handlova, there was an assassination attempt on the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic, Robert Fico," the government said.

Local broadcaster TA3 reported that four shots were fired in the central Slovakian town, one hitting Prime Minister Fico in the stomach.

Video footage from the scene showed Fico's bodyguards dragging him into his car and police officers pinning an apparent suspect down.


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