World Leaders expressed shock over the death of former Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe

World Leaders have expressed shock at the death of former Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, who was shot   Friday morning by a gunman.

Reports said Abe died of his wounds at a hospital where he was rushed for treatment triggering outrage in Japan and other parts of the world. 

He was taken to hospital after being shot while delivering a speech in the western city of Nara.

Abe, 67, smashed records as Japan’s longest serving prime minister, championing ambitious economic reform and forging key diplomatic relationships while weathering scandals.

In a similar development US Secretary of State Antony Blinken also mourned the slain Prime Minister and described him as a visionary leader who boosted relations between the two allies.

The Chinese embassy in Japan also expressed condolences over the death of Abe in the shooting attack.

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