Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico shot in Handlova | BBC News

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Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has been shot, according to local media reports.

Mr Fico was shot in front of a cultural community centre in the town of Handlova, where a government meeting had been held, reports say.

Several shots were heard, according to journalists on the scene.

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

Handlova is around 180km (112 miles) north-east of the capital Bratislava.

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