Five killed in stabbing incident in Japan

  • Five people have been killed in a stabbing incident in Sumoto city in western Japan, media reports said.

    The alleged attacker has been identified as Tatsuhiko Hirano, 40, an unemployed man, the police said. 

    The attacks took place in the early hours of Monday. The motive for the attacks is not yet known.

    The bodies of two women and a man were found in a house, and an elderly couple were found dead in another house, reports said.

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