Attack on American Consulate in Japanese Okinawa
Early on Monday, a Molotov cocktail bomb was thrown to the American Consulate in Okinawa, Japan. . On Saturday, there were protests against the military presence of American troops. 25,000 US troops are based in Okinawa. This is the second attack on an American Consular Office in the last six days;prior to this attack, there was one in Turkey
US Consulate in Japan attacked
Mon, 14 Jul 2008 06:10:29
A fire bomb is thrown into the garden of the US Consulate General compound in Japan's southern island of Okinawa, Japanese police say.
A Molotov cocktail was thrown in the garden and burned itself out in the early hours of Monday, said Okinawan police official Yasuhiko Yoshinaga. No one was injured in the attack. The police was alerted about the attack by a local resident who told authorities that a person driving a black motorbike fled the scene after the attack, AP reported.
More than 25,000 US troops are based in Okinawa which is located 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) south of Tokyo. On Saturday, over 13,000 Japanese rallied against the permanent basing of a nuclear-powered US warship near Tokyo. The incident was the second attack on a US consulate in six days. On Wednesday, four armed men attacked the US consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.
The four drove to the entrance of the heavily fortified US consulate where three of them emerged from the vehicle and opened fire on a police post in front of the complex. Three gunmen and three policemen died in the crossfire but the fourth attacker managed to drive off the scene.
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