Slovak PM Injured In Shooting Following Cabinet Meeting - Agency

(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, May 15 (KUNA) -- Slovak Prime Minister
Robert Fico was shot and injured
in an attempted assassination on Wednesday after an away-from-home government
meeting in Handlova Town, northeast of Bratislava, according to the country's new agency (RASR).
Several shots were fired at the scene and the assailant was detained, the agency said, adding that the area in front of the Culture House in Handlova, where the government
meeting was held, was evacuated.
"An attempt on Prime Minister
Robert Fico's life was committed at an away-from-home government
meeting in Handlova and he is currently in a life-threatening condition," it said, citing a press release of the Emergency Medical Service Operation Centre.
The shooting occurred after Fico, 59, attended a government
meeting in Handlova. The prime minister was rushed to a hospital in the town and later transported by helicopter to the city of Banska Bystrica for urgent treatment, it added. (end)


Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)

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