A knife-wielding former employee killed 19 people and injured 25 at a care centre for the mentally disabled in Japan today, in the country’s worst mass killing in decades.
The 26-year-old man later turned himself in at a police station, admitting to officers: “I did it.” He reportedly also said: “The disabled should all disappear.” Here is all about the recent attacks abroad:
JULY 26, 2016: At least 19 people were killed and 20 wounded in a knife attack at a facility for the handicapped in a city just outside Tokyo in the worst mass killing in generations in Japan’s SAGAMIHARA.
JULY 25, 2016: Two teenage boys murdered and 16 people wounded by a gunman outside the Club Blu nightclub in Fort Myers in Florida, US.
JULY 22, 2016: David Ali Sonboly, 18, shoots dead 9 people at a Munich shopping mall. Police said the accused, German-Iranian, was obsessed with mass killings.
JULY 7, 2016: Micah Xavier Johnson ambushed and fired upon a group of police officers in Dallas, Texas, killing five officers and injuring nine others. Two civilians were also wounded. Johnson was an Army Reserve Afghan War veteran who was reportedly angry over police shootings of black men and stated that he wanted to kill white people, especially white police officers.
JUNE 12, 2016: A 29-year-old security guard, killed 50 people and wounded 53 others in a hate crime—inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, United States.