Famous writer revealed to be one who assassinated Slovak Prime Minister-PHOTO-VIDEO-UPDATED-2

Famous writer revealed to be one who assassinated Slovak Prime Minister-PHOTO -VIDEO -UPDATED-2
# 15 May 2024 19:04 (UTC +04:00)

The identity of the person who attempted to assassinate the Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico was revealed, APA reports.

Slovak media reports that said person is the famous Slovak writer Juraj Cintula.

The 71-year-old writer is noted to be one of the supporters of the opposition party Progressive Slovakia.

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The person who shot Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico was revealed to be a 71-year-old resident of Levice, Slovakia, according to the local media, APA reports.

The perpetrator's motives are being clarified.

Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic confirmed that an assassination attempt was carried out on Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico.

Local media reports that there is no threat to the Prime Minister's life.

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Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico was shot several times in the chest and abdomen and is in serious condition as a result of the assassination attempt, APA reports citing Slovak media.

The attacker has been detained.

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Media reports say Slovakia’s populist Prime Minister Robert Fico was injured in a shooting and taken to hospital, APA reports citing Associated Press.

The incident took place in the town of Handlova, some 150 kilometers northeast of the capital, according to the news television station TA3. A suspect has been detained, it said.

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