On March 20, 1995 a nerve gas believed to be sarin was released in Tokyo. The gas was released in several commuter trains throughout the Tokyo metropolitan area, killing six, and injuring twelve hundred others. This act, described by local authorities as "a case of organized and indiscriminate murder, but one item in a string of crimes committed by the doomsday religious cult Aum Shinri Kyo (Aum Supreme Truth).
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