Sunday, January 20, 2013

Failed Asassination Attemt In Bulgaria Caught On Film

Heartstopping Moment Would-Be Assassin Aims Gun At Bulgarian Opposition Leader's Head And Pulls The Trigger... But Victim Survives After Weapon Misfires -- Daily Mail

* Ahmed Dogan was giving speech at conference in capital Sofia
* Dramatic footage shows man storming the stage and attempting to shoot the politician from point blank range
* Weapon fails to fire allowing Mr Dogan time to escape
* Security guards and politicians kick and beat attacker to the ground

A Bulgarian politician today survived an extraordinary assassination attempt when a man stormed the stage and held a gun to his head as he was giving a speech.

Fortunately for Ahmed Dogan, leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms, the weapon misfired giving him time to react and hit the would-be assassin's hand out of the way.

Before he could attempt a second shot the unidentified suspect was tackled to the ground by security guards and delegates attending the conference in Sofia.

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More News On Yesterday's Failed Assassination Attempt In Bulgaria

Ahmed Dogan attacked by armed assailant in Bulgaria -- BBC
Bulgarian Politician Targeted By Gunman -- Radio Free Europe
Man points gun at leader of Bulgaria's Turkish party -- Reuters
Faulty gun spares Bulgarian party head's life -- The Australian/The Times
Gas-pistol attack on Bulgaria politician fails -- AFP
3 Blank Cartridges, No Magazine Found in Dogan Attacker's Pistol -- Novinite
Bulgarian PM: Dogan Attack 'Probably Not Staged' -- Novinite

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