Reacting to the News: How Should the International Community Respond to the Attack on Slovakia’s Prime Minister?


The Facebook account of Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico stated that he is in critical condition after being shot and injured on Wednesday.

“He was shot multiple times and is currently in a life-threatening condition,” the statement said, adding that he is being transported to Banska Bystrica due to the necessity of an “acute intervention.”

According to the state-run TASR news agency, the incident took place when an attacker fired several shots in front of the House of Culture in the central city of Handlova, where a government meeting was held.

The attacker was detained after the attack, it added.

Local JOJ television reported that a man in the crowd opened fire at the prime minister when he came out of the building to greet the residents of the city.

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