Japanese Doctor Shot Dead in Afghanistan

Society

Tokyo, Dec. 4 (Jiji Press)--A Japanese doctor working as a key member of a Japanese humanitarian aid organization died after being shot in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday.

Tetsu Nakamura, the 73-year-old local representative of Peshawar-kai offering humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan, was shot in the right of the chest, officials at the Japanese group and others said.

Speaking to reporters in Tokyo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he was shocked by the news.

"Nakamura made great contributions to medical services and irrigation projects in Afghanistan," Abe said.

"People in Afghanistan thanked him for making various achievements even while risking his life in dangerous areas," the prime minister said.

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