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Third person arrested in Argentina over attempt to assassinate vice-president

Agustina Díaz was arrested reportedly after a forensic examination of Brenda Uliarte’s phone revealed messages regarding the attack

A third suspect has been arrested over the attempted assassination of Argentina’s vice-president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, as investigators pursue suspicions that the attack was not the act of a lone gunman.

Fernández was unharmed during the incident on 1 September, when Fernando Andrés Sabag Montiel, 35, pulled the trigger of his handgun inches away from her face. The gun failed to fire, and the vice-president’s supporters quickly subdued the would-be assassin.

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