Slovakia Leader Shot

Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico was shot during a visit to the central town of Handlova on Wednesday, local media reported, with the assailant reportedly arrested.

A journalist for the Denníka N newspaper reported hearing several shots and seeing the prime minister being carried into a car by security guards and driven away to hospital.

Fico was shot while greeting locals outside the town’s House of Culture. His condition is as yet unknown.

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