Slovak PM shot and wounded

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BRATISLAVA,:  (Xinhua) /Flowerbudnews:  – Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico was shot and wounded on Wednesday after an away-from-home government meeting in the Trencin region in Slovakia, local media reported.

The Slovak news agency TASR cited the parliament’s vice-chairman Lubos Blaha as saying that the incident happened during a parliamentary session.

The meeting has been adjourned until further notice. Fico has been transported to a hospital and a suspect has been reportedly detained.

The incident took place in the town of Handlova, some 150 km northeast of the capital, according to the news television station TA3. Police has sealed off the area in front of the Culture House in Handlova.

Slovak President Zuzana Caputova strongly condemned the attack, describing it as brutal and ruthless. “I wish Robert Fico a lot of strength to recover from the attack at this critical moment,” she said.

Biola Lawal

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