Failed assassination attempt captured on live TV

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A gunman unsuccessfully tried to assassinate the leader of Bulgaria’s Turkish ethnic party during a televised conference on Saturday, according to The Sophia Globe.

Ahmed Dogan, the leader of Bulgaria’s Movement for Rights and Freedoms party, was assaulted by a gunman while on stage at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, according to the Sofia Globe.

The 25-year-old assailant, Oktai Enimehmedov, climbed onstage and held a gun to his head, but the gun reportedly got stuck and could not fire.

Dogan then batted away the gunman’s arm before he was assisted by security guards.

Read more: The Sophia Globe.

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