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Bulgarian Politician Targeted By Gunman

Police said that Oktay Enimehmedov (right) tried to fire two shots at Ahmed Dogan (left) but that his gun apparently misfired.
Police said that Oktay Enimehmedov (right) tried to fire two shots at Ahmed Dogan (left) but that his gun apparently misfired.
The man who pointed a gun at a Bulgarian politician reportedly says he meant to teach the politician "a lesson" but not kill him.

Oktay Enimehmedov is facing six years in prison after aiming a gas-powered pistol at the head of Ahmed Dogan, the head of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms party, as he was delivering a speech in Sofia on January 19.

Police said Enimehmedov tried to fire two shots but that his gun apparently misfired.

The Bulgarian Interior Ministry said the attacker had left a letter saying he expected to be killed in the attack and that he wanted to teach Dogan he was not "untouchable."

The 58-year-old Dogan, who was not harmed in the incident, is a leading member of Bulgaria's Turkish minority.

Enimehmedov is also an ethnic Turk.

Based on reporting by dpa, AP, and Reuters

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