Vladimir Putin
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According to an unconfirmed claim, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s limousine was “attacked” amid Russia-Ukraine war. It may have been an assassination attempt.

Mirror reported that the Kremlin leader's car was allegedly hit by a “loud bang” on its left front wheel. It was followed by heavy smoke. The 69-year-old was unharmed as his car drove to safety.

According to MSN, following the alleged attack, there were multiple arrests from his security service. General SVR Telegram channel claimed that other bodyguards have vanished. This comes amid claims that secret information about Putin's movements was compromised. The channel shared that amid security fears, the Russian leader was traveling back to his official residence on an unspecified date. He was traveling in a decoy or “backup” motorcade.

The channel further claimed that this comprised five armoured cars. Putin was in the third car. It was reported that on the way to the residence, the first escort car was blocked by an ambulance. The second escort car drove around without stopping due to the sudden obstacle. Then in Putin’s car, “a loud bang" reportedly sounded from the "left front wheel followed by heavy smoke."

"Despite the problems with control,” Putin’s car made its way out of the attack scene to reach the residence. SVR General said that subsequently, the body of a man was found driving the ambulance, which "blocked the first car from the motorcade." Details of the supposed attack are “classified," said the channel.

The channel didn’t name anyone, but said that the head of Putin’s bodyguard service and "several other people have been suspended and are in custody." According to the channel, a narrow circle of people knew about Putin’s movement in this cortege, and "all of them were from the Presidential security service." It said that after the incident, three of them disappeared. They were reportedly the people who were in the "first car of the motorcade." The channel added that their fate is currently unknown, and the car in which they were traveling was "found empty a few kilometres from the incident.”

According to Daily Mail, the channel has previously published claims about Putin's alleged illnesses and also about oil tycoons who died mysteriously in the last few months.

Russian Presidential Aurus Senat limousine
(RUSSIA OUT) Russian Presidential Aurus Senat limousine arrives at the Island of Forts Park on July 30, 2022 in Kronshtadt, Russia. President Vladimir Putin has arrived to Saint Petersburg to attend the Navy Day Parade. Photo by Contributor/Getty Images

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