**Two US Sailors Arrested for Alleged Rape in Japan**
Police in Japan have arrested two U.S. sailors on suspicion of raping aJapanese woman on the island of Okinawa, further raising tension about thepresence of American troops there.
Tokyo summoned U.S. Ambassador John Roos and lodged an official protestabout the incident, which was said to have happened early Tuesday on Okinawa's main island.
After meeting with senior Japanese diplomats, Ambassador Roos said Washingtonis "extremely concerned" about the incident and will give "full, completeand unequivocal" support to the investigation.
**Blast at Afghan Base Injures 10**
A suicide bomber has blown up his vehicle near a NATO-Afghan army base ineastern Afghanistan, injuring at least 10 Afghan soldiers.
Paktiya provincial officials said the explosion was large, but did not killanyone. It
detonated at the gate of the base, shattering windows and damaging buildings.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.