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A Tokyo-based nongovernmental organization said it has instructed staff members sent to Afghanistan but currently on a business trip to Pakistan to remain there following an explosion in Kabul early Wednesday.

Peace Winds Japan, which is involved in international peace activities, said Hiromitsu Suzuki, 25, and Ahmed Hasan, 50, were dispatched to Afghanistan on Aug. 30 and then sent to Pakistan on Sept. 5.

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