Tokyo. Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest serving prime minister, has died after being shot in the city of Nara while campaigning for a parliamentary election, local media reports.
Incumbent Prime Minister Fumio Kishida says Abe, 67, is in a grave condition. According to reports, Abe appeared to be in a state of cardiac arrest when airlifted to hospital, after having initially been conscious and responsive.
Police say a 41-year-old man suspected of carrying out the shooting has been arrested. The attack has prompted shock and condemnation worldwide.
SAARC Journalist Forum SJF expressed Rest in Peace to the great soul of Former Japanese PM Abe and heartfelt condolences to his family.
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