Molotov cocktail attack injures 15 at Tokyo parade

2016-08-08 07:31
(Jiji Press/AFP)

(Jiji Press/AFP)

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Tokyo - Fifteen people, including a one-year-old baby girl, were injured in a Molotov cocktail attack at a Tokyo festival parade, officials said on Monday.

Several hand-made fire bombs were thrown from a nearby apartment building when the parade passed through a quiet residential area on Sunday evening, police and fire officials said.

Firefighters later found a man in his 60s who had hanged himself in the apartment from which the bombs were apparently thrown, the official said.

One of the man's neighbours told Fuji TV that he had been depressed after losing his wife last year, and complained that the boisterous festival, which included samba dancing, was too noisy for him.

Local media said the fire bombs were made with a glass bottle attached with a gas cylinder.

Most victims suffered burns, but their conditions were not critical, a fire official told AFP.

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