Bulgarian who pointed pistol at politician’s head says his only regret is that weapon didn’t work

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SOFIA, Bulgaria — A Bulgarian who tried to shoot a gas pistol at the leader of his country’s ethnic Turkish political party testified Tuesday that his only regret is that his weapon didn’t work.

“I did not intend to kill Ahmed Dogan. I just intended to scare him,” Oktay Enimehmedov told a court hearing.

Enimehmedov, 25, has been charged with making a murder threat and hooliganism for aiming the gas pistol at Dogan’s head on Jan. 19 as the leader of Bulgaria’s Movement for Rights and Freedom was on a stage giving a speech at his party’s annual conference in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.

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The gun didn’t fire and Dogan, 58, was not harmed, but Dogan pushed the gunman’s hand, then dove to the floor as other people at the conference wrestled Enimehmedov to the ground and repeatedly…

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