Slovak prime minister discharged from hospital two weeks after assassination attempt

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico was released from a hospital in the central city of Banska Bystrica, where he had been recovering from an assassination attempt, and taken to his apartment in Bratislava, Slovak media reports.

The hospital and the government office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The hospital says Fico underwent further follow-up examinations earlier in the day, which confirmed the positive development of his health condition, and that he has started rehabilitation.

An attacker hit Fico with four bullets at short range when the prime minister greeted supporters at a government meeting in the central Slovak town of Handlova on May 15.

Fico, 59, was hit in the abdomen and was taken to a hospital in Banska Bystrica in serious condition. He immediately underwent a more than five-hour operation and followed by a second one two days later.

The attacker, identified as 71-year-old Juraj C., was detained at the scene and charged with attempted premeditated murder.

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