Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has died, according to Japan’s national broadcaster.
Abe, 67, who remains Japan’s longest serving prime minister, was shot while giving a campaign speech.
The suspected attacker – reported to be a man in his 40s – was tackled at the scene and arrested.
Shinzo Abe died in the hospital where he was receiving medical treatment, near to the attack in Nara, a senior Liberal Democratic Party official has said, public broadcaster NHK reports.
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