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Slovakia prime minster’s condition stabilized after shooting, but still serious, deputy says

Written by on May 16, 2024

Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico walks during the European Council summit at the EU headquarters in Brussels, on April 18, 2024. (KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images)

(LONDON) — Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico’s condition has been stabilized overnight, although his condition is still serious, his deputy said early Thursday.

Fico, 59, was shot five times on Wednesday outside a government building in the town of Handlova, according to Slovakian Interior Minister Matus Sutaj Estok.

Doctors worked overnight to stabilize his condition, with two medical teams working on him. He spent about 5 hours in surgery. But the complicated nature of his injuries means he’s still considered to be in serious condition, his deputy said Thursday.

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