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Japanese sailor attacked at Solomon Islands memorial meeting, stabbed in the neck with scissors

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Japanese sailor attacked during World War II memorial meeting
Defense Ministers of Japan and New Zealand were present
Victim had to get stitches

Wellington. A man attacked a Japanese sailor during a World War II memorial meeting on the Solomon Islands on Monday. US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Ruth Sherman also attended this meeting. According to the news of Radio New Zealand, the victim is a member of the Japanese Navy media team. To attack him, the assailant hit his neck with scissors in two places, due to which he has suffered minor injuries. On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II, the Solomon Islands government organized this memorial meeting on Bloody Ridge.

Radio New Zealand spoke to doctors, who said the victim had to get stitches, but is doing well. Wesley Remo, head of the Bloody Ridge community, said the suspect was from a neighboring community. He was in a state of intoxication and mentally unstable, due to which the incident took place.

Defense Ministers of Japan and New Zealand were present
Japan’s Minister of State for Defense Makoto Oniki and New Zealand’s Defense Minister Peeni Henare also attended the ceremony. The accused of the attack was taken away by the police from the ceremony and after a short interval the ceremony was resumed.

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A three-day commemoration is being held in the Solomon Islands to mark the anniversary of the war. Bloody Ridge is a small hill where US Marines overpowered a Japanese force in September 1942.

Tags: Japan, Newzealand, World WAR 2

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