Gun jams during bid to kill Argentina vice-president

Photo Courtesy: Reuters via BBC

Kathmandu: Argentina’s vice-president has narrowly avoided assassination after a gunman’s weapon jammed as he aimed at her.

Footage shows the moment Cristina Fern├índez de Kirchner – surrounded by a mob of supporters – found herself face-to-face with the loaded weapon.

As reported by the BBC News the former president was arriving home from court, where she faces allegations of corruption. She denies the charges.

The gunman, who local media identified as a 35-year-old Brazilian man, has been taken into custody.

They are attempting to establish a motive for the attack on the left-leaning politician, who was Argentina’s president from 2007 to 2015, and its first lady for four years before that.

(News Source: BBC)