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Slovak Prime Minister Has Life-Threatening Injuries After Shooting

Posted on AllSides May 15th, 2024
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Slovakia’s populist prime minister and longtime leader, Robert Fico, was in critical condition after being shot multiple times at close range by an unidentified gunman, officials in the central European country said Wednesday.

The suspected gunman was apprehended after the shooting of the 59-year-old premier in the city of Handlova, east of the Slovak capital.

A post on Fico’s Facebook page said he had been flown by helicopter to a hospital in a nearby city for urgent treatment. “The next few hours will be decisive,” the Facebook post said. A spokeswoman for European...

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