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Afghanistan turmoil

First group of Afghan evacuees arrives in Japan

Local workers of JICA and family members enter via Qatar

Several Afghan evacuees arrived at Narita airport, Chiba, Japan, Sept. 12.    © Kyodo

CHIBA, Japan (Kyodo) -- Several Afghan evacuees arrived at Narita airport near Tokyo on Sunday night, the first confirmed group of people from Afghanistan to take refuge in Japan following the Taliban's return to power in mid-August.

The evacuees were among around 10 Afghans who entered neighboring Pakistan by land last week. The four were a local worker of the Japan International Cooperation Agency in Afghanistan and family members, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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