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(DCNF/Breitbart) Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico was rushed to the hospital after being shot several times by a single assailant, according to multiple reports.

Fico is fighting for his life, in critical condition.  Fico is still being operated on, hours after the attack.

UPDATE: Slovak media reports is a 71 year old man from Levice, a historic town 50 miles to the south of where the attack took place. Denník N reports the alleged attacker is a poet and “member of the leftist Rainbow Literary Club”.

Breitbart reported: Right-wing publication Konzervatívny denník Postoj (‘The Conservative Daily Post’) claims to be able to name the suspect as Slovakian author, poet, and activist Juraj Cintula. According to the publication he has published three collections of poetry and is a member of the Association of Slovak writers. He has publicly expressed himself against violence, and eight years ago said he was founding an organisation called Left Against Violence.

Video posted on X appeared to show Fico’s security detail moving him to a car shortly after he was hit in the chest and abdomen while visiting Handlova, a town about 90 miles from the country’s capital, Bratislava, for a cabinet meeting. A suspect in the shooting is in custody, The Associated Press reported.

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“I’m shocked,” Slovakian President Zuzana Caputova said, according to the AP. “I wish Robert Fico a lot of strength in this critical moment and a quick recovery from this attack.”

Fico was airlifted to a hospital after being rushed into the car, the Daily Mail reported. He was in surgery being treated for wounds to his abdomen, according to the Romanian news outlet Digi24.

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Fico won a third term as prime minister in the Sept. 30 elections, campaigning on a pro-Russian message, according to the AP. Critics feared that Fico would take an approach similar to that of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, the AP reported.

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