At the scene of Slovak PM’s shooting

Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico is in a critical but stable condition in hospital after he was shot five times on Wednesday.

He had been greeting a small crowd of people in the town of Handlova, when the attack happened, in what his colleagues described as a politically motivated attack.

The alleged assailant has not been formally named, but Slovak reports have widely identified him as a 71-year-old from the town of Levice.

The BBC’s Sarah Rainsford reports from the scene on what the attack could mean for Slovakia’s divided society.

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