Twenty years ago, on this day, October the 3rd , 1995, the President of Macedonia, Kiro Gligorov survived an assassination attempt, who pulled through with severe head injuries. The perpetrators of the attempted assassination of the President is still unknown.

The attack on Gligorov was delivered by a car bomb, at 9:50 pm of Makedonska Street, in front of the well known hotel “Bristol”. President Gligorov at the time was in an official vehicle travelling from his residence to his cabinet in Parliament.

Gligorov survived the assassination with severe injuries in the head. A the scene of the attack the driver Alexander Spirovski was killed instantly, while the bodyguard of the President Ilco Teovski luckily escaped with just injuries. An innocent bystander, a pensioner, Risto Hadzimanov who was walking ny the scene, later showed injuries.

Kiro Gligorov died on the 1st of January, 2012, at the age of 94.