Dr. Tetsu Nakamura’s photo is displayed in the Afghan airline Kam-Air’s airbus

Five family members of Dr. Tetsu Nakamura including his wife and daughter arrived in Kabul on Friday to take his dead body to his birthplace in Japan.

Reports suggest that dead body of Dr. Nakamura is going to be transported to Japan on Saturday.

According to the presidential office statement, President has said to communion the body of Nakamura in a special ceremony today, the Dec 7th.

The family members of Nakamura met Afghan president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and first-lady Rola Ghani (Bigi Gul) last night at the palace, presidential office reported.

Afghan president has promised to rename the projects implemented by the late Japanese aid-worker in the eastern Kunar and Nangarhar provinces, to Dr. Tetsu Nakamura’s name.

From left, the wife and daughter of slain Japanese physician Tetsu Nakamura stand next to his coffin after they arrived to pay their tribute to Nakamura at the Afghan military hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Tamana Sarwary)

Dr. Nakamura, died at the age of 73 after an attack by unknown gunmen in eastern Jalalabad city in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan on Wednesday, when he was on the way to his charity organization.

No group or individual has so far claimed the responsibility for this murder.

Soon after the attack, Taliban in a statement announced that they are not involved in the assassination of Dr. Tetsu Nakamura and his five colleagues.

A video footage taken by a security camera on site, shows that unknown gunmen park their two cars at the corner of the street.

The gunmen fled the scene after gun fires on Dr. Nakamura’s vehicle.

Dr. Tetsu Nakamura was the only foreign national who had received an honorary Afghanistan citizenship status in recognition of his long-term aid-working and services to Afghanistan.

Nakamura served in the areas of irrigation and agriculture developments for long year in eastern parts of Afghanistan.


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