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Blast Kills Three in Japan Hostage Incident

Three people were killed and 34 injured in an explosion on Tuesday after a man brandishing a knife took several hostages in an office building in the Japanese city of Nagoya and set the area alight. Television pictures showed paper and glass flying through the air and screams could be heard as the blast ripped through the third floor offices of a delivery company in the industrial city, 170 miles west of Tokyo. Public broadcaster NHK said the three dead were the hostage-taker, the manager of the office and a police officer. Several police personnel and fire fighters were among the injured. Police said a man who appeared to be in his 40s or 50s had taken eight employees hostage and barricaded himself into the office earlier in the day. Full Story

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