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Attempted Killing of Slovakia's Leader Shocks a Polarized Nation

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A day after a prominent politician was critically wounded in what the government called a politically motivated attack, questions are being raised about security breaches that allowed the incident to occur. The politician’s condition has stabilized after emergency surgery, but remains serious. The government plans to hold a meeting with security officials to address the issue. Critics have blamed the politician’s security detail for acting unprofessionally during and after the attack. Tensions have escalated in the country with accusations of inciting violence. The interior ministry has called for calm and an end to hate and violence.