Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has died after being shot while delivering a speech in the city of Nara. Police said that the attacker, identified as 41-year-old Yamagami Tetsuya, told investigators that he was “dissatisfied” with Abe and “intended to kill him”. The video of the attacker, who shot Abe from behind, had surfaced on social media.

After the demise of former Japan PM Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “As a mark of our deepest respect for former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, a one day national mourning shall be observed on 9 July 2022.” “I am shocked and saddened beyond words at the tragic demise of one of my dearest friends, Shinzo Abe,” he wrote.