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Former PM Assassinated In Nara

July 08 2022


Japan’s longest-serving postwar prime minister was shot and killed while campaigning in Nara in southern Japan, reports the Asahi Shimbun.

On Friday, Shinzo Abe was giving a speech in support of a candidate for the elections for Japan’s upper house of Parliament on July 10 when he was shot from behind.

Witnesses said they saw a man approach the former prime minister, heard two loud bangs and then watched Abe collapse. Medical officials said he had two gunshot wounds in the neck.


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