Two shots in the back: an assassination attempt was made on the ex-Prime Minister of Japan

Two shots in the back: an assassination attempt was made on the ex-Prime Minister of Japan

Two shots in the back: Former Japanese Prime Minister assassinated

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In the Japanese city of Nara, an attempt was made on the life of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The politician was making a speech when an unknown person shot him in the back during his speech, Kyodo reports.

It is reported that Abe lost consciousness after two shots. The former leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party spoke as part of the campaign for elections to the House of Councilors, scheduled for Sunday, July 10.

According to preliminary information, both lungs were affected by the ex-premier. After the shots, he fell to the ground and was taken to the hospital by air ambulance.

The police detained the attacker at the scene. The shooter turned out to be a 40-year-old resident of the city of Nara.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga