Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe dies hours after being shot

Gun being fired
(File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN— Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe died at the age of 67 on Friday after being shot in the city of Nara, local media reported, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Japan Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said Abe was shot at around 11.30 am (local time). Earlier in the day, Abe was taken to a hospital bleeding as he collapsed after the attack while delivering a speech, local media reported.

Japanese PM Fumio Kishida had said Abe was in "severe condition", adding that he hoped Abe would survive."(It) is a despicable act of barbarity that occurred when an election, which is the basis of democracy, is being held and is totally unacceptable," Kishida said.

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