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Jul 08, 2022 06:52 PM
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Update: Former Japanese Leader Shinzo Abe Dies After Shooting

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot from behind Friday near this neighborhood in Nara, Japan. Photo: IC Photo
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot from behind Friday near this neighborhood in Nara, Japan. Photo: IC Photo

(Nikkei Asia) — Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has died after being shot on Friday, the hospital treating him has confirmed.

Abe, Japan's longest-serving leader, was 67. Doctors said he died at 5:03 p.m. Japan time.

Abe was shot at about 11:30 a.m. while delivering a street speech in the western city of Nara ahead of Sunday's upper house election.

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