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Bulgaria ethnic Turkish party wants to trace attack "mastermind"

SOFIA, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party, whose leader escaped unhurt when a man pointed a gun to his head on stage at a party congress, said on Sunday it wanted police to investigate who was the "political mastermind" behind the attack. The Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) accused the police and security services of failing to protect Ahmed Dogan from the man who tried on Saturday to shoot him twice before being wrestled to the ground by security guards.

UPDATE 1-Man points gun at leader of Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party

(Adds details, President quote, background) SOFIA, Jan 19 (Reuters) - A man leapt on stage and put a gun to the head of the leader of Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party before security guards wrestled him to the ground during a televised conference on Saturday. Ahmed Dogan, the leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) escaped unscathed, and it was not immediately clear why the attacker targeted him at the party congress in central Sofia.
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