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SAGAMIHARA, Japan (AP) — At least 19 people were killed and about 20 wounded in a knife attack Tuesday at a facility for the handicapped in a city just outside Tokyo in the worst mass killing in generations in Japan.
At least 19 people were killed when a knife-wielding man went on the rampage at a Japanese care centre for the mentally disabled on Tuesday, officials said. A fire department spokesman said that another 25 were wounded, 20 of them seriously, in the attack which ranks as one of the worst mass killings in Japan's postwar history. Kyodo news agency identified the attacker as Satoshi Uematsu and said he had been arrested.