Kitakyushu Bar Owner Attacked

A bar owner was stabbed outside his home in Kitakyushu on Wednesday, in what police said was the 4th such attack on restaurant and bar operators in the city this month.

The 54-year-old man was quoted by police as saying he was attacked by two men at the entrance to his apartment at about 1 a.m., TBS reported. He suffered three wounds to his buttocks, police said. The two assailants fled.

Police said the bar operated by the victim has a sign outside saying gang members are not allowed in. In another stabbing incident earlier this month, a woman who operates a restaurant was stabbed while she was in a taxi. She, too, had put up a similar sign outside her establishment.

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