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 European assassinations (and attempts) infographic
Graphic maps high-profile assassinations and attempts on European leaders.
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VIOLENCE

Morde und versuchte Ermordungen von europäischen Politikern

By Ninian Carter

May 16, 2024 - Der slowakische Premierminister Robert Fico wurde auf der Straße in
Handlova durch mehrere Schüsse schwer verwundet. Es ist eine dieser Attacken auf hochkarätige europäische Politiker in den letzten 50 Jahren.

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has been shot and seriously injured – one of several high-profile European leader to be the target of an assassination attempt in the past 50 years.

Local news reports say a motive is unclear, but the shooter, a 71-year-old male, is in custody.

Assassination attempts on leaders in Europe are fairly infrequent, but a number of prominent European politicians have been targets of attacks.

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PUBLISHED: 16/05/2024; STORY: Graphic News
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