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Japan says US serviceman kills woman, self in Okinawa

AP  |  Tokyo 

A US serviceman has fatally stabbed a Japanese woman and then killed himself in Okinawa, according to the Japanese Foreign Ministry, amid growing resentment about the presence of American troops in Japan's southwestern region.

US Forces says the is working with local police to look into the deaths Saturday of a US Navy assigned to a Marine unit and an Okinawa resident.

It says in a statement: "This is an absolute tragedy and we are fully committed to supporting the investigation." It says more information will be released later.

Japan's Vice telephoned U.S. William Hagerty, asking for cooperation with the investigation and efforts to prevent a recurrence, and expressed "extreme regrets," according to the foreign ministry.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 16:00 IST
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