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The suspect in the fatal shooting of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to undergo an examination of his mental condition around the time of the incident, investigative sources said Saturday.

A request by the Nara District Public Prosecutors Office for the psychiatric examination of Tetsuya Yamagami, 41, was approved by the Nara District Court. Yamagami will be transferred to a medical institution for the mental check and will stay at the facility until Nov. 29, according to the sources.

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