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MSDF officer assaulted during ceremony in Solomon Islands

  • August 9, 2022
  • , Asahi, Mainichi
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Asahi and Mainichi reported that an MSDF officer suffered a minor injury when he was assaulted at a commemoration service marking the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands on Monday. The MSDF officer was reportedly slashed in the neck after he was approached from behind by a local man. The man was taken into custody and his motive is still unknown.

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