Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was killed in an assassination attack.
According to a foreign news agency, the former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, was shot during a speech. He was rushed to the hospital with injuries in critical condition.
Shinzo Abe collapsed after he was shot at in the middle of his campaign speech in Western Japan’s Nara. Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe died in the assassination attack.
Local media said that Shinzo Abe received two bullets.
The bullet hit the former Japanese prime minister’s chest, but the sound of gunfire was also heard during the attack.
A foreign news agency said that a suspect has been detained immediately after the attack on Shinzo Abe.
News agency has also claimed that the former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe is not conscious, he has also suffered a heart attack.
Local media said that Shinzo Abe arrived in Nara city for the election campaign.
It should be noted that for the first time in Japan’s modern history, a national leader has been assassinated.
Abe served as Japan’s prime minister from December 2012 to September 2020, making him the country’s longest-serving prime minister.
Hailing from a wealthy political family that included a foreign minister father and a grandfather who served as prime minister, Abe has been best known for his signature “Abenomics” policy, which featured bold monetary easing and fiscal spending. He also bolstered defence spending after years of declines and expanded the military’s ability to project power abroad.
But he failed to achieve his cherished goal of formally rewriting the US-drafted pacifist constitution because of poor public support, while his ultra-nationalism riled the Koreas and China.
Abe had been due to stay on until late 2021, giving him an opportunity to see out one final event in his historic tenure – the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. But in a shock announcement, he stepped down in August 2020, after a chronic health problem resurfaced. Abe has had ulcerative colitis since he was a teenager and has said the condition was controlled with treatment. (Monitoring Desk)