SEOUL - A Chinese man who reportedly
said his grandmother was one of many thousands forced into
prostitution for the Japanese army during World War Two was
arrested on Sunday for a firebomb attack at the Japanese Embassy
in Seoul, police said.
The 37-year-old man, identified by his family name Liu,
hurled four petrol bombs at the embassy building in central
on Sunday morning, scorching an outer part of the wall, a
There were no reports of injuries. Police were questioning Liu, a resident of the southern
Chinese city of Guangzhou
, who entered the country on a tourist
visa via Japan
late last month, to determine the reasons behind
the attack, the officer said.
The Yonhap news agency said the man had told investigators
that his grandmother had served as a "comfort woman" for
Japanese troops and that he had staged the attack in protest
's wartime atrocities.