Japanese former defence minister shot near home

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A former Japanese defence minister has been shot in the leg near his home in northern Japan, Sankei newspaper reported on Tuesday citing police sources.


Tokuichiro Tamazawa, who is 81 years old, served as defence minister in the government of Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama. His injuries are not life-threatening, Sankei said.

A man thought to be aged in his eighties has been apprehended, national broadcaster NHK said.

A police spokesman said he could not immediately comment.

Reuters



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Japanese former defence minister shot near home

2019/12/431191-1575981713.jpg
Read: 452     16:56     10 December 2019    

A former Japanese defence minister has been shot in the leg near his home in northern Japan, Sankei newspaper reported on Tuesday citing police sources.


Tokuichiro Tamazawa, who is 81 years old, served as defence minister in the government of Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama. His injuries are not life-threatening, Sankei said.

A man thought to be aged in his eighties has been apprehended, national broadcaster NHK said.

A police spokesman said he could not immediately comment.

Reuters



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