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Bulgarian politician deflects pistol-wielding man

Nikola Stoyanov / Bnews via Reuters

Oktai Enimehmedov, right, attacks Ahmed Dogan, leader of Bulgaria's Movement for Rights and Freedom (MRF) party, as he delivers his speech during his party's annual conference at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia Jan. 19. Dogan was attacked by a man carrying a gun during his speech at the party conference in Sofia on Saturday. The attacker was later arrested and Dogan escaped unhurt .

"Ahmed Dogan is in good health. Everything is under control," MRF official Ceyhan Ibryamov told journalists.

Police said they had arrested a 25-year-old man from the Black Sea town of Burgas who was also carrying two knives.

-- Reported by Reuters

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Oktai Enimehmedov, right, attacks Ahmed Dogan, left, leader of the MRF party of the Turkish minority in Bulgaria.

Julian Savchev / EPA

Delegates beat and kick Oktai Enimehmedov after he attacked Ahmed Dogan.

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Delegates beat and kick Oktai Enimehmedov after he attacked Ahmed Dogan.

Tsvetelina Belutova / Reuters

Oktai Enimehmedov, center, is escorted by security personnel after attacking Ahmed Dogan.