Assassination attempt was made on Japan's PM Fumio Kishida through an explosive attack, the suspect was held guilty.

Fumio Kishida: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida was campaigning in Wakayama, western Japan when a man threw a homemade pipe bomb at him. Kishida was not injured in the deadly attack but two others present at the campaign suffered minor injuries. A 24-year-old man has now been convicted of the attack.

Sep 6, 2023 - 10:45
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Assassination attempt was made on Japan's PM Fumio Kishida through an explosive attack, the suspect was held guilty.

A man has been convicted in the attack on Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. Prosecutors in Japan on Wednesday convicted a 24-year-old man of attempted murder and other charges in the explosive attack on Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in April this year. Japanese media gave this information.

PM Kishida was campaigning in Wakayama, western Japan when a man threw a homemade pipe bomb at him. Kishida was not injured, but two others suffered minor injuries.

After a three-month psychiatric evaluation of the suspect, prosecutors determined that 24-year-old Ryuji Kimura was mentally fit to stand trial and that the bomb used in the attack was lethal, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported.
 
Kyodo reported that court records show that Kimura was probably angry because he could not apply for candidacy in the election last year. The attack came nearly a year after former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot dead while campaigning.

Gun and bomb violence is extremely rare in Japan, and the attacks on Abe and Kishida have shocked many people here.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer