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Slovak PM in life-threatening condition after assassination attempt

By Jordi Bou

May 15, 2024 - Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico, 59, suffered life-threatening injuries after he was shot multiple times following a government meeting in the city of Handlova.

Fico, 59, was rushed to hospital in the central city of Handlova after holding a government meeting there, and was being transported by helicopter to the city of Banska Bystrica for urgent treatment.

A Reuters witness heard several shots fired after the meeting in Handlova northeast of the capital Bratislava. Police detained a man and security officials pushed someone into a car and drove off, the witness said.

PUBLISHED: 15/05/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images