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Graphic maps high-profile assassinations and attempts on European leaders.


Killings and attempted assassinations of European leaders

By Ninian Carter

May 16, 2024 - Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has been seriously injured in a shooting – one of several high-profile attacks on European leaders in the past 50 years.

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.

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