Japanese former prime minister Abe has died -NHK

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has died, public broadcaster NHK said on Friday.

Abe, 67, had been delivering a stump speech near a train station in the western city of Nara when he was shot by an assailant.

(Reporting by Tokyo Bureau; Editing by David Dolan and Mark Heinrich)