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Slovakia’s premier in ‘life-threatening condition’ after shooting incident

Robert Fico was ‘shot multiple times and is currently in a life-threatening condition,’ his Facebook account says

Beyza Binnur Donmez  | 15.05.2024 - Update : 16.05.2024
Slovakia’s premier in ‘life-threatening condition’ after shooting incident

GENEVA

Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico is in a “life-threatening condition” after he was shot and injured on Wednesday, his Facebook account said in a statement.

"He was shot multiple times and is currently in a life-threatening condition," the statement said, adding that he is being transported to Banska Bystrica due to the necessity of an "acute intervention."

According to the state-run TASR news agency, the incident took place when an attacker fired several shots in front of the House of Culture in the central city of Handlova, where a government meeting was held.

The attacker was detained after the attack, it added.

Local JOJ television reported that a man in the crowd opened fire at the prime minister when he came out of the building to greet the residents of the city.

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