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7 dead 10 injured in stabbing spree in downtown Tokyo

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Jun. 8th, 2008 | 05:26 pm
posted by: paulafromtwoson in japanese_news

A man plowed into shoppers with a truck Sunday in Akihabara, then stabbed 17 people, killing at least seven of them in a grisly attack that shocked a country known for its low crime rate.

The lunchtime violence in the Akihabara district, a popular electronics and video game area, sent thousands of people fleeing.
The assault, which occurred on the seventh anniversary of a mass stabbing at a Japanese elementary school, was the latest in a series of knife attacks that have stoked fears of rising violent crime in Japan.

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from: mtassarion
date: Jun. 9th, 2008 08:25 am (UTC)

gee :S

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