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Slovak PM shot and injured: reports

15.05.2024 15:15
Slovakia's pro-Russian Prime Minister Robert Fico was injured in a shooting after a government meeting on Wednesday, according to media reports.
Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico.
Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico.Photo: PAP/Radek Pietruszka

Fico was shot and injured when he emerged from a Cabinet meeting in the town of Handlová in the west of the country, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported, citing Slovak media.

He was rushed to a hospital with multiple injuries, including one to the abdomen, according to preliminary reports.

A witness cited by the Reuters news agency said he heard several shots and that he saw a man being detained by police.

The witness said he saw security officials pushing someone into a car and driving off, Reuters reported.


Source: IAR, polskieradio24.plPAP, Reuters