Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Dies After Being Shot | UPDATES

New Delhi: Former Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, passed away at the age of 67 after he was shot on Friday in the city of Nara.

Shinzo Abe was shot during a speech in the city of Nara, in western Japan.

UPDATES

  • PM Modi condoles former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s Demise
  • “I am shocked and saddened beyond words at the tragic demise of one of my dearest friends, Shinzo Abe. He was a towering global statesman, an outstanding leader, and a remarkable administrator. He dedicated his life to make Japan and the world a better place,” PM Modi tweeted.
  • Officials say former Japanese Prime Minister #ShinzoAbe has been confirmed dead.
  • It is barbaric and malicious and it cannot be tolerated. We will do everything we can…At this moment, doctors are working very hard to save Mr. Abe: Japanese PM Fumio Kishida
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his concern over the attack on the former Japanese PM.
  • “Deeply distressed by the attack on my dear friend Abe Shinzo. Our thoughts and prayers are with him, his family, and the people of Japan,” PM Modi tweeted.
    • Abe was conscious when he was taken to the hospital, but shows no vital signs.
    • The fire department says that Abe is showing no vital signs. Police sources say he was likely hit from behind by the shotgun fire.

  • Police arrested 41-year-old Yamagami Tetsuya in Nara City for allegedly attempting murder.
  • An NHK reporter on-site heard something that sounded like a gunshot and saw Abe bleeding.
  • Reportedly, Abe was attacked by a man from behind while he was making a stump speech on a street in Nara on Friday.
  • The Police held the man who attacked Abe at around 11.30 am (local time)
  • Abe, 67, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, held office in 2006 for one year and again from 2012 to 2020 when he was forced to step down due to the debilitating bowel condition ulcerative colitis.

 

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