Japanese media reports Abe has died from wounds

Japanese media reports Abe has died from wounds

TOKYO: Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe died in hospital on Friday, local media reported, hours after being shot during a political campaign event in an attack condemned as "absolutely unforgivable".

Citing a senior member of Abe's Liberal Democratic Party, national broadcaster NHK said "former prime minister Abe died at a hospital in Kashihara city, Nara, where he was receiving medical treatment. He was 67."

The death was also reported by other broadcasters as well as the Japanese news agencies Jiji and Kyodo.

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