Japanese ex-leader Shinzo Abe assassinated while giving speech

According to Japan’s public television, former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has passed away.

The 67-year-old Abe, who has been prime minister of Japan the longest, was shot while making a speech during a campaign.

The alleged assailant, a male in his 40s, was caught on the spot and taken into custody.

A senior member of the Liberal Democratic Party has confirmed that Shinzo Abe passed away at the hospital where he was getting care close to the Nara attack, according to public broadcaster NHK.

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