아프가니스탄에서 구호활동을 펼치다 납치된 일본인이 시신으로 발견됐다고 오늘 아프간 당국이 밝혔습니다.

당국은 납치됐던 일본 구호요원 이토 카즈야가 총격을 받아 숨진 것으로 보인다고 밝혔습니다.

31세의 카즈야씨는 아프가니스탄과 파키스탄에서 의료시설을 운영해 온 '페샤와르-카이' 소속으로 어제 아프간 난가하르 주에서 총을 든 괴한에 의해 납치됐었습니다.

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Afghan officials say police have found the body of a Japanese aid worker, kidnapped Tuesday in eastern Nangarhar province.

Officials said today (Wednesday)that it appeared Kazuya Ito was shot to death.

The 31-year-old Ito worked for a non-governmental group, Peshawar-kai, that runs medical clinics in Afghanistan and Pakistan. 

Meanwhile, Afghan officials say more than 30 Taliban militants have been killed in fighting since Monday.

The officials say Afghan and coalition forces killed 18 Taliban militants in southern Helmand province. Elsewhere in Helmand province, officials say air strikes killed another dozen Taliban militants.

Also today, German officials say a German soldier was killed and three others wounded today, when their convoy hit a roadside bomb in the northern city of Kunduz. German Defense Minister Franz Josef Jung said the "cowardly" attack would not keep Germany from helping bring stability to Afghanistan.