Police raid far-left Kakurōkyō faction over Yokota Air Base attack, arrest six

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Security police have carried out raids on three covert bases allegedly linked to the “non-mainstream” faction of Kakurōkyō, the far-left group with a history of mortar attacks on US military facilities over the past 15 years.

Police searched three sites in Tokyo, Yokohama and Ichikawa City, Chiba, on February 23rd, arresting six male and female activists in their sixties on suspicion of violently resisting the raids. The arrests may include the commander of the faction’s secret “revolutionary army”, which is accused of other recent attacks.

The searches were carried out on suspected Kimoto-ha (Sekisaisha-ha) locations over Swords and Firearms Control Law violations in connection with a 2013 paramilitary attack on Yokota Air Base in west Tokyo.

Via Throw Out Your Books

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