A US serviceman has fatally stabbed a Japanese woman and then killed himself in Okinawa, Al Arabiya reports, citing the Japanese Foreign Ministry.
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STEPANAKERT, APRIL 19, ARTSAKHPRESS: US Forces Japan said the Naval Criminal Investigative Service is working with local police to look into the deaths Saturday of a US Navy sailor assigned to a Marine unit and an Okinawa resident.
It said in a statement: “This is an absolute tragedy and we are fully committed to supporting the investigation.” It said more information will be released later.
Japan’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Takeo Akiba telephoned US Ambassador William Hagerty, asking for cooperation with the investigation and efforts to prevent a recurrence, and expressed “extreme regrets,” according to the foreign ministry.