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  1. Japan knife attack: White House expresses condolences over ‘heinous’ act

Japan knife attack: White House expresses condolences over ‘heinous’ act

Japan knife attack: White House has condemned the Japan knife attack in which 19 people were killed and at least 25 were injured when knife-wielding man went on rampage in a care centre...

By: | New Delhi | Published: July 26, 2016 9:14 AM
At least 19 people were killed and 25 were injured in the Japan knife attack. (Reuters) At least 19 people were killed and 25 were injured in the Japan knife attack. (Reuters)

Japan knife attack: White House has condemned the Japan knife attack in which 19 people were killed and at least 25 were injured when knife-wielding man went on rampage in a care centre for mentally challenged people, in Sagamihara early today. The condition of 20 people is said to be critical. US National Security Council spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement issued by White House that Americans are with Japan and pray for the speedy recovery of the injured. And what sounded weird that a former employee of the same care centre surrendered in a police station admitting the crime.

“The United States offers our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed in the heinous attack today in Sagamihara, Japan. We also pray for the speedy recovery of the dozens of individuals who were wounded. There is never any excuse for such violence, but the fact that this attack occurred at a facility for persons with disabilities makes it all the more repugnant and senseless. The thoughts of the American people are with our Japanese friends as they mourn the lives lost,” said Ned Price.

The attack happened around 3 AM (local time). The attacker was heard saying, “The disabled should all disappear”. Police is yet to confirm the identity of the attacker. Japan is less prone to such kind of violence. One major tragedy that we recollect is when a man rammed a rental truck into a crowd and after that went on stabbing passers-by in Tokyo in 2008.

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