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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida was evacuated unharmed on Saturday after a suspect threw what appeared to be a smoke grenade. in for him direction while he was campaigning in the fishing port in Western Japan.

Personally took Cover after a loud explosion was heard while police were pressing a Japanese man at the scene media screenshots showed. A police officer was slightly injured in The Nikkei newspaper, citing the Wakayama Prefectural Police, reported that the accident.

The police are investigating the details of Loud explosives sound where the previous speech was delivered,” Kishida said as he resumed his speech campaign words. “I’m sorry for Cause a lot people He is concerned. we in the middle of Important elections for our country. We must hold this on together.”

The incident echoed the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan’s oldest contemporary leader, who was shot with homemade gun last July during the campaign for Parliamentary elections.

my dad killing The nation was shocked gun Crimes are extremely rare, and paid a review of protection for Policy, who Routine body press with the public.

Masato Kaburagi 35-yearOld company employee who He told Reuters that security still appeared to be lax as the suspect appeared to have witnessed the incident first taken down by another spectator.

“I never thought of anything like This will happen as well soon After what happened to Abe, Kaburagi said, who attended the gathering with his wife f mother. “I don’t think I am want To go to the relevant political events Any more than that.”

by-elections in various Regions for less house of Japan parliament will be held on April 23rd.

security of the G7 summit

Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said the police had been instructed to step up security, and that government You will do what is necessary to ensure Security at a summit to be hosted by Kishida next Month of the group of Seven industrial powers in Hiroshima.

The Japanese Foreign Ministry said there would be no change to the security plan for The start of the meeting of the G7 foreign ministers on Sunday in resort city of Karuizawa.

Matsuno said government You will wait for results From police investigations before commenting on Possible motive of the suspect.

The accident was delayed on Saturday morning occurred at the fishing port of Saikazaki in Wakayama Prefecture, 65 kilometers (40 miles) southwest of Osaka city.

Kishida was serving local seafood speciality just before the explosion, media mentioned. A news video showed Kishida looking on behind for him in Surprise as shouts fill semi-closed area near the water side. An explosive device landed near his feet before a security officer expelled it.

A man the Asahi newspaper said was an employee of The fishing cooperative acquired a young man in The suspect’s door was locked as the police stormed the suspect and dragged him to the ground. About 50 seconds later, there was an explosion out and cloud of Smoke is seen near where Kishida was standing.

News clips are shown crowds fleeing as several police officers appeared to pin a man to the ground before removing him from the scene. The metal tube was 20–30 cm (8 to 12 in) thrown It landed near where Kishida was standing, NHK reported, citing A official at the scene.

A 24-year An elderly Kawanishi suspect cityAccused with forced occlusion of businessEven his lawyer refused to speak arriveskyudo news agency said, citing investigators.

actor of Wakayama Prefectural Police Headquarters told Reuters it could not respond to questions about the incident.

woman on The scene told NHK that she saw something fly overhead and “It gave me bad Feeling, so incredibly escaped fast. Then we heard a really loud sound noise. He. She made for me daughter He cries.”

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