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Assassination of Japan's former Prime Minster

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2 months 4 weeks ago - 2 months 4 weeks ago #1 by Editor
Shinzo Abe: How the former Japan PM's assassination unfolded

Japan's former prime minister Shinzo Abe has died after being shot twice at a political campaign event.

He was in the process of giving a speech when a gunman attacked him from behind.

This is how Friday's tragic events unfolded.

The event was taking place in the southern city of Nara. Mr Abe, 67, was making a campaign speech outside a railway station for Kei Sato, an incumbent member of the upper house of parliament.

Mr Sato is standing for the ruling party, the Liberal Democrats, in elections for the Upper House scheduled for 10 July.

www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-62094363

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Security was flawed, Japan police say

Japanese police have admitted there were flaws in the security for former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was shot dead in the southern city of Nara on Friday.

"It is undeniable that there were problems in the security," said Nara police chief Tomoaki Onizuka.

A gunman opened fire on Abe at a political campaign event - a crime that has profoundly shocked Japan.

Sunday's elections for the upper house are going ahead as planned.

Voting began at 07:00 local time (22:00GMT), just two days after Abe's assassination.

www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-62106442

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