Duterte condemns mass stabbing in Japan
TOKYO — President Rodrigo Duterte has condemned the mass stabbing in Kawasaki, just outside this capital city of Japan, that left at least three people dead, including the male suspect, and injured 17 others.
“I express my profound shock and grief over the mass stabbing incident which regretfully happened in Kawasaki. I am outraged by this brutal attack against innocent young children,” Duterte said in a statement on Wednesday.
A knife-wielding man went on a stabbing spree at a school bus stop in the industrial city of Kawasaki on Tuesday. The suspect slashed himself after killing two people and wounding more than a dozen others.
“On behalf of the Filipino people, I extend my sincere prayers for the victims and our deepest sympathies to their families who need solace and strength in this difficult time,” Duterte said.
“We stand behind the Government of Japan as it endeavors to bring justice to the victims of this horrific act of violence,” he added.
Duterte is currently on a four-day working visit here. This is his third trip to Japan as President of the Philippines. (Editor: Katherine G. Adraneda)
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