Japanese Embassy officials in Ethiopia say DNA tests have identified one of the five victims in an armed attack in the country in March as a Japanese woman in her 40s.
The five people were killed when gunmen stormed a vehicle on March 19 in the state of Oromia, around 500 kilometers west of the capital, Addis Ababa.
Officials at the Japanese Embassy in Ethiopia were trying to confirm reports that the victims include a Japanese citizen.
The officials did not disclose the woman's name and other personal information, saying her family asked them not to do so.
But sources say the woman was living in Ethiopia and was attacked while she was doing mine-related work.
The Japanese officials say they will continue looking into the case in cooperation with local police.