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Robert Fico: Assassins Shoot Slovak Prime Minister

Assassins on Wednesday have shot Slovak Prime Minister, Robert Fico in a small town north-east of Bratislava.

Sources revealed that Fico who is gasping for breath is fighting for his life in hospital after the gunshot, BBC reports.

Commenting on the situation, the Defence Minister, Robert Kalinak said Mr Fico had been in surgery for over three hours and that the situation was “bad”.

Although, Slovak politicians including the president have tagged the shooting an “attack on democracy”.

Meanwhile, the alleged assailant was detained at the scene but has not yet been formally identified by the authorities.

The attack happened at about 14:30 (12:30 GMT) in Handlova, about 180km (112 miles) from the capital Bratislava, as Mr Fico greeted people in front of a cultural community centre where a government meeting had been held.

So far, footages that showed a man raising a gun and firing five times at the prime minister before being subdued by bodyguards while other members of Mr Fico’s security detail took the prime minister into his car.

He was airlifted by helicopter to a nearby hospital before being flown to another hospital in Banska Bystrica, east of Handlova.


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