Unknown gunmen have killed a Japanese aid worker and his five colleagues in eastern Afghanistan.
Officials said the deadly shooting took place Wednesday morning in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province.
A provincial government spokesman told VOA that slain Dr. Tetus Nakamura and members of the Japan Medical Services (JMS) non-governmental organization were traveling to a project site when they came under attack.
Attaullah Khogyani said that Nakamura, the head of the non-governmental organization, was “seriously” wounded and taken to a city hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. His Afghan driver and several security guards were among those killed, he added.
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