Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has died

Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has died

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.

The doctor at the press conference says Shinzo Abe bled to death after his team tried for hours to save his life.

The doctor says no vital signs were detected by the time the former prime minister was transferred to the hospital.

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