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Afghan police detain 6 over killing of Japanese doctor Tetsu Nakamura

Interior Ministry says attack likely had months or years of advanced planning

Afghan security forces inspect the site of an attack on a vehicle carrying Japanese doctor Tetsu Nakamura in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on Dec. 4.   © Reuters

KABUL (Kyodo) -- Afghan police said Monday they have detained a total of six men in connection with the shooting death last week of a Japanese doctor who was a well-known aid worker in the central Asian country.

Tetsu Nakamura, local representative of Japanese aid group Peshawar-kai, and his staff were traveling in two vehicles when he was gunned down in an ambush Wednesday in the eastern province of Nangarhar, according to Afghan authorities and group members.

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