Tetsu Nakamura, the only Japanese national with a honorary Afghan citizenship died of wounds after an attack in eastern Jalalabad city in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
Attaullah Khogyani, the provincial spokesperson for Nangarhar told media that Tetsu Nakamura, a physician and aid-worker was attacked by unknown gunmen in the center of Jalalabad city as he was heading to his office.
The incident occurred at around 8:00 o’clock on Wednesday morning, said Khogyani.
“Tetsu Nakamura was seriously wounded and his four body guards and driver were killed on the attack site”, the provincial spokesperson confirmed.
Khogyani further added the Nakamura died of serious wounds at the Jalalabad airport as he was being transferred to Bagram airbase for treatment.
The Taliban has rejected their involvements in killing the Japanese physician and aid-worker. Zabihullah Mujahid tweeted that the insurgent group “has no connection” to Wednesday’s attack and does not consider the Japanese charity a target in the holy war the Taliban are waging to create an Islamic emirate.
No other groups or individuals have claimed the responsibility of this attack.
Tetsu Nakamura was a Japanese national who was engaged in managing a charity organization in the eastern Jalalabad city for many many years.
Nakamura had received Afghanistan’s honorary citizenship in recognition to his charity services in Afghanistan.