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GOJ was allegedly aware of plot to assassinate Japanese aid worker in Afghanistan

  • December 7, 2019
  • , Mainichi
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Saturday morning’s Mainichi claimed in its lead item that according to several GOJ sources, the Japanese government learned in the autumn of the plot to assassinate Dr. Tetsu Nakamura, the Japanese aid worker recently killed in Afghanistan. The GOJ reportedly informed Dr. Nakamura of the plot when he temporarily returned to Japan in mid-November. The Afghan authorities also apparently obtained similar intelligence and advised him to take such precautionary measures as employing armed escorts and frequently changing his travel routes. The daily wrote that the fact that Dr. Nakamura was gunned down despite taking such precautionary steps points to a meticulously coordinated attack. 

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