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New Delhi, July 08: Expressing his condolence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that India will observe national mourning tomorrow following former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s death.

“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,” PM Modi wrote on Twitter.

PM Modi has reacted after the demise of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. In a tweet, he wrote, “I am shocked and saddened beyond words at the tragic demise of one of my dearest friends, Shinzo Abe. He was a towering global statesman, an outstanding leader, and a remarkable administrator. He dedicated his life to make Japan and the world a better place.”

Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe died on Friday after being shot while campaigning for a parliamentary election, as per reports.

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A man opened fire on Abe, 67, from behind with an apparently homemade gun as he spoke at a drab traffic island in the western city of Nara.

Immediately after the attack, Abe was rushed to a hospital. The police have arrested the man suspected of attacking Abe. Police identified the suspected shooter as Tetsuya Yamagami, a resident of Nara.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed deep distress at the attack on former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe.