Slovakian PM Robert Fico in ‘stable but serious’ condition after shooting

Hospital director says Fico underwent five hours of surgery with two teams to treat multiple gunshot wounds

The Slovakian prime minister, Robert Fico, is in stable but serious condition, officials have said, as the country’s security council was set to meet to discuss what has been described by officials as the darkest day in Slovakia’s modern history.

At least five shots were fired at Fico, 59, on Wednesday as he met a small group of supporters after a government meeting in the town of Handlová, about 90 miles (150km) north-east of the capital, Bratislava.

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