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Interior Ministry informed the attacker who tried to kill Todorov was the grand-father of little Tamara Dimovska

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The Interior Ministry informed that the attacker who tried to kill outgoing Health Minister and top VMRO-DPMNE official Nikola Todorov is 60 year old Lj.S. from the village of Dolno Kalaslari from Veles. The attacker waited for Todorov to leave the Health Ministry on the day when the position was officially handed over to newly elected Health Minsiter Arben Taravari.

According to eye witnesses Lj.S., in some media outlets identified as Ljupco Stojanovski, shot three bullets at Todorov, coming at him from behind. Todorov’s security pushed him to the side, and then quickly overpowered the attacker, pinning him to the ground. Todorov was evacuated, and there are no reports that he was injured in the attack.

Media outlets close to the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia claim that the attacker was the grand-father of Tamara Dimovska, who died aged 10 in 2015 from a very serious case of spinal scoliosis. For years her death was a major political talking point for SDSM, who accused Todorov of deliberately delaying providing funding for her surgery. The Ministry claimed that all attempts were made to find a suitable hospital abroad where Tamara would be operated and that funding was never the object, but that the case was extremely difficult. SDSM and pro-SDSM media outlets used her death heavily in their political and election campaigns, often comparing any public investment the VMRO-DPMNE led Government would make with a price tag they put on Tamara’s surgery, claiming that the girl could have been saved if this or that project was canceled.

Earlier this week, Todorov resigned his seat in Parliament, but said he will remain active in VMRO-DPMNE, while pursuing a legal career.