U.K. attacks trigger official fears that Japan is next


07-09-2005, 01:31 PM

Thursday’s deadly terrorist bombings in London raised fresh concerns among Tokyo officials Friday that Japan might be the next target due to its support for the U.S.-led war on Iraq.

These concerns were aired as officials stepped up security for public transport systems and at other key locations nationwide.

An Islamic group with al-Qaeda links has claimed responsibility for the London bombings, saying on its Web site that the explosions represented retaliation for Britain’s involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.

From Japan Times (http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?nn200 50709a1.htm).

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