US naval base in Yokosuka attacked by rockets

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    Somebody tried to attack a US naval base in Kanagawa Prefecture last night:

    Two explosions were heard in a residential area in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture late Friday in what is believed to be a guerrilla attack against the U.S. naval base in the port city, police said.

    No one was hurt in the incident, which took place in a hilly area of the city at around 10:30 p.m., the police said.

    The police said there were the traces of two rocket bombs being launched. Metal pipes, batteries and lead wires were found on the scene, they added.

    Investigators are looking into whether the timing of the attack had something to do with the planned arrival of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington later this month.

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