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Terrorism

Gunmen kill head of Japan aid agency in Afghanistan

Tetsu Nakamura spent decades in nation rebuilding irrigation and agriculture

Tetsu Nakamura had been granted honorary Afghan citizenship for decades of humanitarian work in the country.

KABUL/NANGARHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) -- Gunmen killed six people, including the head of a Japanese aid agency, on Wednesday in an attack on their vehicle in Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan, officials said.

The ambush comes a week after a grenade attack on a United Nations vehicle in Kabul heightened fears for those doing humanitarian work amid one of the world's longest-running conflicts.

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