Fumio Kishida: Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reports of a blast as he prepares to deliver a speech in the city of Wakayama on Saturday. After hearing the sound of the blast, the Japanese PM was safely evacuated. A suspect is said to have hurled a pipe bomb on behalf of the PM. At present, the attacker has been arrested.
A pipe-like object was thrown near Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during an outdoor speech in the city of Wakayama on April 15, reports Reuters, quoting Japanese media
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It is being told that during the incident, the Japanese Prime Minister had gone to give a speech for a candidate of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. Meanwhile, the suspect threw something like a pipe bomb towards the Japanese PM, after which the blast took place. There was a stampede after the sound of the blast.
In front of Mr. Kishida’s speech… pic.twitter.com/RcXWnYbuzB
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According to The Japan Times, the explosion occurred just before Fumio Kishida was about to begin his speech in Wakayama City. After the pipe bomb was thrown, there was a stampede-like situation. The smoke also spread after the explosion for some time. The video of this entire matter has also come to the fore. In the video, people present at the spot are seen running to save their lives.
Shinzo Abe was also attacked and murdered during his speech.
Please inform that 9 months in the past, former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (67) was shot and killed throughout his speech. The attacker had carried out the incident on July 8 last year. Shinzo Abe was giving a speech in Nara city during the incident, at the same time the assailant fired and killed him.