Body Of Slain Japanese Doctor To Leave Kabul Soon

Body of slain Japanese doctor to leave Kabul soon

The body of a Japanese doctor and humanitarian worker who was shot to death in Afghanistan will soon leave for Japan, accompanied by his family.

Tetsu Nakamura was killed in an ambush by an unidentified armed group in Jalalabad in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Wednesday.

Nakamura's widow Naoko and daughter Akiko arrived in the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday to claim his body.

The doctor's body will leave the airport in Kabul on Saturday and is expected to arrive in Japan on Sunday.

Local media report that footage from a security camera near the attack site shows a white vehicle with a broken bumper driving away.

Police believe the vehicle carrying gunmen hit Nakamura's car from the front, blocking its path, before the attack. They say the bumper was likely broken in the collision.

The footage also shows a group of men getting into another white vehicle and driving away, suggesting that the two vehicles may have been involved in the attack.

The police continue to analyze the footage as an important clue to identify the attackers.