Japanese police investigate projectile launch near US base

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TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police say they’re investigating a possible attack on a U.S. Army base near Tokyo after finding a pair of launchers and a projectile following reports of explosions in the vicinity.

Police say two iron pipes planted into the ground and aimed at Camp Zama were found Tuesday about 800 meters (half a mile) southwest of the base, which sits near a residential area and an elementary school. No injuries or damage were immediately reported from the incident.

Police found the pipes after a resident reported hearing three explosions in the area in the early hours of Tuesday.

Investigators later found a projectile at another field nearby, believed to have been fired at the base from one of the launchers.


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