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Japanese ex-premier Abe attacked, injured during public speech — TV

At least two explosions were heard, NHK television reported

TOKYO, July 8. /TASS/. Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe was injured during a public speech in the city of Nara on Friday, the NHK television reported.

According to media reports, at least two shots were heard during the attack.

The ex-premier was rushed to hospital, unconscious, a spokesperson for the ruling Lilberal Democratic Party of Japan said.

The presumed attacker was captured, NHK said. He apparently acted alone.