Home World Five Afghans killed in Jalalabad attack, Japanese doctor wounded World Five Afghans killed in Jalalabad attack, Japanese doctor wounded By viralevo December 4, 2019 Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Telegram LINE Viber Pinterest Pix for representational purpose only. KABUL: Five Afghans were killed and a Japanese aid worker wounded Wednesday in an attack in Jalalabad city in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said. The attack comes as humanitarian groups remain on high alert just days after an American aid worker for the UN was killed in a bombing in Kabul. Tetsu Nakamura, a doctor who heads Peace Japan Medical Services, known as Peshawar Kai in Japanese, was targeted by gunmen while in a vehicle in Jalalabad. “Dr Nakamura was wounded and his three security guards, a driver and another colleague were killed,“ Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for Nangarhar’s governor, told AFP. Nakamura is well known in Japan for his aid work, which dates back decades. The Peshawar Kai website states that Nakamura began aid work in Peshawar in northwest Pakistan in 1984, going on to open a clinic in a remote Nangarhar village in 1991. The organisation in 1998 established a hospital in Peshawar to serve as the group’s permanent base for medical programmes in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Jalalabad resident Auzubillah, who only uses one name, told AFP that he heard shooting at about 8am (11.30am Malaysian Time). “I saw there were gunmen attacking a Japanese and his security guards,“ he said. “Then the gunmen left the area through a small street.” Photos from the scene showed a white pickup truck with a large cabin. Its side windows appeared to have been shot out, and at least three bullet holes could be seen in the windscreen. No group immediately claimed responsibility. According to Zahir Adil, a spokesman for Nangarhar’s public health department, Nakamura was taken to a regional hospital. The bodies of the five others, all Afghan, were also taken to the hospital. Aid agencies and non-governmental groups are sometimes targeted in Afghanistan’s war. On Nov 24, Anil Raj, an American who worked for the UN Development Programme in Afghanistan, was killed when his vehicle was targeted in a bombing in Kabul. Also in the capital, the Taliban in May targeted Counterpart International, a US-funded non-profit group working with marginalised people. Nine people were killed in that attack. — AFP Sourcethesundaily.my Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Telegram LINE Viber Pinterest Previous articleRonaldo’s sister launches Instagram rant against van DijkNext articleNorth Korea’s Kim signals more confrontational stance with new horse ride, rare party meeting RELATED ARTICLES World Trump threatens White House protesters with ‘vicious dogs and most ominous weapons’ viralevo Related video: Protests erupt across US cities in wake of George Floyd killing Donald Trump has threatened people protesting the death of George Floyd with "vicious dogs" and... Read more World Black Lives Matter protesters take to the streets of London viralevo Black Lives Matter protesters with signs demanding 'abolish the police' and claiming 'riot is the language of the unheard' gather in London and promise... Read more World Germany is reopening with one of the lowest death rates in the world. Here’s how it barely missed a trick as it fought the... viralevo The German response to the coronavirus has led the way in Europe and drawn praise around the world. But that success has continued... Read more - Advertisment - Must Read World Trump threatens White House protesters with ‘vicious dogs and most ominous... viralevo Related video: Protests erupt across US cities in wake of George Floyd killing Donald Trump has threatened people protesting the death of George Floyd with "vicious dogs" and... Black Lives Matter protesters take to the streets of London S’poreans, 21 & above, getting 2nd S$300-S$600 payout in June 2020 How much money does the world owe China?