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Six dead in Afghanistan after gun attack on Japanese NGO vehicle: officials

04 Dec 2019 Reuters

A broken window of the vehicle that was carrying Japanese doctor Tetsu Nakamura during the attack is seen in Jalalabad, Afghanistan December 4, 2019.REUTERS/Parwiz

KABUL/NANGARHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Six people including the head of a Japanese NGO were killed on Wednesday after unknown gunmen attacked their vehicle in Jalalabad, the capital city of Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province, officials said.

The gunmen fled the scene and no group has yet claimed responsibility, said Sohrab Qaderi, a member of the provincial council in Nangarhar.

Dr. Tetsu Nakamura, head of Peace Japan Medical Services, was involved in reconstruction work in irrigation and agriculture in the country, he added.

Reporting by Ahmad Sultan in Nangarhar and Abdul Qadir Sediqi in Kabul, writing by Alasdair Pal

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