Slovak prime minister has been shot

Slovak prime minister Robert Fico has been shot and wounded and is in a life-threatening condition, the BBC has reported. 

Fico was shot as he greeted crowds in front of a cultural community centre in the town of Handlova, where a government meeting had been held.

This comes days after he formally rejected The World Health Organisation's (WHO) Global Pandemic Accord.

Several shots were heard, before his security detail bundled him into a nearby car.

The Slovak leader has been taken to hospital and his alleged assailant detained by police.

A video showed several civilian bystanders as well as guards detaining the suspect just outside the cultural centre in Handlova. The man, wearing a pale-blue shirt, was then seen sitting on the ground, his hands tied behind his back.


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