Pensioner blows up car, then commits suicide

Pensioner blows up car, then commits suicide

Two explosions have hit a Japanese city, killing one person and injuring three in what police say could be a suicide. The victim, believed to be a 72-year-old former military officer, may have set his house in Utsunomiya on fire, blown up his car in a public car park and then blown himself up in a nearby park.

A note found in the clothing of the badly burned victim included the name of the former officer, Japanese broadcaster NHK and other media reported. One of the cars destroyed in a blaze in the car park belonged to the retired military man, and his house burned to the ground earlier, the reports said. Read more

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