You can clearly see it in the video one of the prime minister’s bodyguards stops and kicks a metal cylinder with his briefcase, then immediately pushes the politician away.
Professionalism on the display by the bodyguard of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during yesterday’s assassination attempt. The bodyguard kicks off the explosive device, blocks Kishida & pushes him away. pic.twitter.com/d43ov94ggI
— Clash (Report) April 16, 2023
The incident resembles the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in July. The politician was shot with a homemade shotgun while campaigning for the parliamentary elections.
in Japan by-elections will be held on April 23 to fill the positions of representatives of the lower house of parliament in different regions.
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