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Mortar launched near Yokota Air Base

Nov. 29, 2013 - 06:00AM   |  
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Japanese police are investigating whether an improvised mortar was fired at Yokota Air Base, Japan on Thursday evening, Pacific Air Forces confirmed. (A1C Michale Dillon / Air Force)
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Japanese police are investigating whether an improvised mortar was fired at Yokota Air Base, Japan on Thursday evening, Pacific Air Forces confirmed.

Japanese media reported that two explosions that sounded like a cannon being fired were heard about 11 p.m. local time.

“We can confirm there was an improvised mortar launch outside Yokota over the evening,” Pacific Air Forces spokeswoman Maj. Jillian Torango said in en email Thursday to Air Force Times. “There were no injuries and thus far we have found no damage or impact points here on base.”

The Air Force is assisting the Japanese National Police, who are looking into the matter, Torango said.

The incident comes after a suspected mortar attack on Yokota Air Base in March when police found two launching tubes about 328 yards west of the base, Stars and Stripes reported on March 15.

The launchers were similar to one used to launch a projectile against Camp Zama in November 2012.

“We take matters of security at our installations very seriously,” Torango said.

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