Japan ex-prime minister Abe taken to hospital after apparent shooting
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Japanese Shinzo Abe was taken to hospital on Friday after being shot from behind by what appeared to be a man with a shotgun while delivering a speech in the western city of Nara, public broadcaster NHK said.
Abe, 67, appeared to be in , the network said and Kyodo news agency. Shots were heard and was seen as Abe made outside a train station, NHK said. An NHK reporter said they could hear two consecutive bangs during Abe's speech. Abe was Japan's longest-lasting prime minister, serving two terms before in 2020 due to bad health. He has, nevertheless, remained (LDP), commanding one of its key groups.
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