Killings and attempted assassinations of leaders in Europe

By Reuters |

STOCKHOLM, May 15 (Reuters) – Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico was shot and wounded on Wednesday, becoming the latest European leader to be the target of an assassination attempt.

Slovak media said the shooter was a 71-year-old man but the motive was not immediately clear.

While assassination attempts on leaders in Europe have been relatively infrequent over the past 50 years, a number of prominent European politicians have been targets of attacks in more recent decades.

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