Nakamura: Japan doctor who devoted his life to Afghanistan
Japanese doctor Tetsu Nakamura, killed Wednesday in an attack in Afghanistan, devoted 35 years of his life to healing Afghans and Pakistanis and eventually became an honorary citizen of his adopted home. We realised we needed to go beyond the narrow field of medicine," he told NHK. "As a doctor, nothing is better than healing patients and sending them home," he said.Often seen sporting Pashtun dress, the 73-year-old native of the southern city of Fukuoka headed to Peshawar in northwest Pakistan in 1984 to treat leprosy in Pakistanis and sick Afghan refugees.
At least five injured in attack that targeted a medical facility near the Bagram airbase north of Kabul. A powerful suicide bombing on Wednesday targeted an under-construction medical facility near America's main air base remains secure, the statement said. Earlier reports suggested a US
Bagram Airfield-BAF also known as Bagram Air Base (IATA: OAI, ICAO: OAIX ) is the largest U.S. military base in Afghanistan . It is located next to the ancient city of Bagram , 11 kilometres (6.8 mi)
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful suicide bombing Wednesday targeted an under-construction medical facility near Bagram Air Base, the main American base north of the capital Kabul, the U.S. military said.
The attacker struck the facility being built to help the Afghan people who live near, the U.S. military said. There were no coalition casualties and the base remains secure, the statement said.
Earlier reports suggested a U.S. military convoy might have been the target early Wednesday.
Dr. Sangin, a physician, said that the hospital near the perimeter of the base was on fire. It wasn't immediately clear if any foreigners were inside the hospital.
Gen. Mahfooz Walizada, police commander of northern Parwan province, confirmed the attack Wednesday morning but offered no details on casualties.
Sangin, who is the head of the provincial hospital, said that they have received five injured, all Afghans.
Outsiders will not fix Afghanistan .
President Trump is reportedly preparing to announce a withdrawal of 4,000 troops from Afghanistan. This comes as negotiations between the United States and the Taliban restarted before being suspended again as a result of the Taliban assault on Bagram Airfield. All this comes on the heels of a new World Bank report arguing that even with some sort of ceasefire, the Afghan government would still need significant foreign aid for many years to spur economic growth. Its public expenditures are 58 percent of gross domestic product right now, and grants from international donors make up 75 percent of those expenditures.