Skip to comments.Japan: 2 Explosions Heard Near US Naval Base
Posted on 11/28/2013 11:48:02 PM PST by Eleutheria5
Two explosions were heard near the US Air Force base located near the Japanese capital of Tokyo.
Japanese police and US officials reported that remnants of two IED's (Improvised Explosive Device) had been found in the area.
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No idea what to make of this. Wow.
Japanese police and US officials reported that remnants of two IED’s (Improvised Explosive Device) had been found in the area.
No caualties have been reported.
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan A home-made cannon likely fired projectiles at Yokota Air Base on Thursday night, according to U.S. and Japanese officials.
Residents near the base, which serves as headquarters for U.S. Forces Japan, reported explosions at about 11.30 p.m., according to a Tokyo Metropolitan Police spokesman.
Police found two metal pipes, lead wire and a battery in an empty lot about 350 meters east of the base. Partly buried, the pipes pointed toward the base, said a spokesman for Tachikawa Police, which initially responded to the calls.
Yokota spokesman Capt. Ray Geoffroy confirmed the discovery of improvised launching devices near the base but said there are no reports of injuries or damage.
Jonathan Revell, 38, of Smyrna, Tenn., said he heard two loud bangs Thursday night from his home on the east side of the base. He went outside to investigate but didnt hear any emergency vehicles responding.
I thought it was kind of odd to hear fireworks at 11 p.m., he said. Ive been here a little over two years, and its the first time Ive heard anything like that.
Police and U.S. military officials have been searching for any projectiles that may have been fired, but none had been found as of Friday morning, the spokesman said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, the spokesman said.
An anti-U.S. military, left-wing extremist group known as Kakurokyo has carried out similar attacks. The group is thought to be responsible for home-made mortar rockets found in November 2009 just outside Yokota and December 2009 near Naval Air Facility Atsugi.
There are few, if any, Muslims in Japan. The Japanese government makes it a point to keep them out.
But there are Koreans. Are any from North Korea?
Sounds like the “mortars” which the IRA would use.
Thank you for the ping, Jet Jaguar.
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