Putin survived assassination bid as limousine attacked: Report

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s limousine was attacked in an “assassination attempt”, a report has alleged.
Putin’s limousine was allegedly hit by “a loud bang from the left front wheel followed by heavy smoke”, but he was unharmed as the vehicle drove to safety, Mirror. co. uk reported citing a report by General SVR, a Russian Telegram channel.
The channel said the president was returning to his official residence in a decoy or “backup” motorcade. It comprised five armoured cars, with Putin in the third, it said, without mentioning the date of the incident.
General SVR said more information on the ‘attack’ was “classified”, reported Mirror. co. uk. “The head of the president’s bodyguard (service) and several other people have been suspended and are in custody,” the channel claimed.
“A narrow circle of people knew about the president’s movement and all of them were from the presidential security service. After the incident, three of them disappeared. These were people in the first car of the motorcade. Their fate is unknown,” General SVR said.

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