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Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico has been wounded in a shooting and taken to hospital.

Fico was injured after shots were fired in the town of Handlova on Wednesday afternoon, Slovakian media reported.

A suspect has been detained, according to the Dennik Nnews outlet and TA3, a Slovakian TV station.

Deputy speaker of parliament Lubos Blaha confirmed the incident during a session of Parliament and adjourned it until further notice, the Slovak TASRnews agency said.

President Zuzana Caputova condemned “a brutal and ruthless” attack on the prime minister.

“I’m shocked,” Caputova said. “I wish Robert Fico a lot of strength in this critical moment and a quick recovery from this attack.”

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