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28/02/1986 Assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme

Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden, was fatally wounded by a single gunshot while walking home from a cinema with his wife Lisbet Palme on the central Stockholm street Sveavägen. Mrs. Palme was slightly wounded by a second shot. The couple didn't have bodyguards at the time.


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  • Night of the assassination 

  • Sequence of events 

  • Leads from the crime scene 

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