Tuesday marks 28 years since President Gligorov’s assassination attempt


Tuesday marks the 28th anniversary from the assassination attempt on former President of the Republic of Macedonia Kiro Gligorov. The president survived the assassination with serious head injuries. His driver Aleksandar Spirovski was killed in the attack, while Gligorov’s bodyguard Ilcho Teovski was injured.
The organizers of the assassination are still unknown. The investigation against an unknown perpetrator is still open. The investigation confirmed that the assassination was well-organized, and it was only a fortunate circumstance that Kiro Gligorov survived the assassination.
On October 3, 1995, around 9:50 a.m., Gligorov was the target of a car bomb assassination attempt in Skopje. While en route from his residence to his office, the vehicle carrying Gligorov was blown up by an explosion from a parked vehicle, killing his driver and injuring several passers-by. Gligorov was seriously injured above his right eye and was immediately conveyed to the hospital.
President Kiro Gligorov passed away at the age of 94 on 1 January 2012.

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