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An attacker wielding a 20-inch knife slashed two members of a popular all-female Japanese pop group known for its perky routines and record-breaking numbers. The AKB48 members, 19-year-old Rina Kawaei and 18-year-old Anna Iriyama, received emergency surgery for cut and broken fingers after the attack in Takizawa in the north of Japan. Both were released from the hospital on Monday. According to a statement by the band’s representatives, staff member who tried to defend the two also was cut on the hand.

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