Agency: Killer Shinzo Abe confessed to trying to build a bomb

Japan’s Kyodo news agency reported, citing sources, that Tetsuya Yamagami, who assassinated former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, admitted to trying to make a grenade.

The agency said the 41-year-old Yamagami killer appeared before prosecutors on Sunday morning.

During interrogation, Yamagami first said that he was “not satisfied with Abe”, but then stated that his target was originally another politician and later Abe was chosen, with allegations that Abe was connected to the “group”.

Yamagami also admitted to trying to make a grenade.

Yamagami had previously told police that by targeting Abe, he wanted to dissent and send a message to a specific group that Abe allegedly belonged to, and had originally planned to attack the leader of the religious group.

Shinzo Abe was shot in the back on Friday morning in the Japanese city of Nara during a speech, as a result of which he was injured and died.

41-year-old striker Tetsuya Yamagami fired two shots from behind the back of the Japanese politician, from a distance of about 10 meters, and after the second shot, Abe fell.

Sources said that during the attack, Abi was hit by a live bullet in the right side of the neck, after which bleeding was observed. In addition, bleeding was recorded in the chest area on the left, noting that at the time of the injury he was conscious, but during transportation his condition became critical, “with cardiac and pulmonary arrest.”

The police and security forces immediately detained shooter Tetsuya Yamagami, who offered no resistance during the arrest.

Japanese media reported that Yamagami served in the country’s Maritime Self-Defense Force for three years until 2005.

Source: RIA Novosti

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