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Terrorist shooting in Afghanistan which killed six people including Dr. NAKAMURA Tetsu
(Statement by Foreign Minister MOTEGI Toshimitsu)

December 5, 2019
  1.  Japan is deeply shocked and saddened by the report that six people including Doctor NAKAMURA Tetsu were killed by a gun attack in Nangarhar Province, in eastern Afghanistan, on December 4. Japan expresses its sincere condolences to the families of the victims.
  2.  Doctor Nakamura has been making great contributions for the people of Afghanistan,providing them with medical care and irrigation systems. Yesterday’s heinous act of terrorism took place against such background. Japan resolutely condemns this act and hopes for the swift progress of the investigation by the Afghan authorities.
  3.  Japan remains committed to the peace and stability of Afghanistan in cooperation with the international community.

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