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Police: Japanese Leftists Fired at U.S. Base

A small militant group protesting the U.S.-led war on Iraq, has claimed responsibility for firing a projectile at a U.S. military base near Tokyo last week, police said on Monday. An object police described only as a metal projectile was fired into the Atsugi U.S. Naval Air Facility in Kanagawa Prefecture, some 25 miles west of Tokyo, late on Thursday. There were no injuries and no damage. An ultra-leftist group, Kakumeigun, or Revolutionary Army, claimed responsibility for the incident, a police spokesman said. “We oppose the anti-revolutionary Iraqi war,” the spokesman quoted the group as saying in a letter to local media. It also claimed responsibility for similar attacks at another U.S. military base in Tokyo. Full Story

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