Slovakian prime minister Robert Fico shot and rushed to hospital after ‘attempted assassination


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Jan 30, 2012
Slovakia’s prime minister Robert Fico has been injured in a shooting and rushed to hospital.

The incident took place in the town of Handlova, some 150 kilometres northeast of the capital Bratislava, after a government meeting.

TA3, a Slovakian TV station, has reported that the 59-year-old premier was hit in the stomach during the daylight attack.

A suspect has been detained, with dramatic images showing a man handcuffed on the ground.

The shooting occurred in front of the local House of Culture, where Mr Fico came to meet with supporters.

Source : The Independent, BBC and CNN​
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