Two Afghani Citizens Killed in West Azerbaijan

Posted on: 8th August, 2011
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HRANA News Agency – Iranian security forces opened fired on a number of Afghani citizens in the border region between Iran and Turkey and killed two of them.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on Sunday, August 7, 2011, Iranian security forces killed two Afghani citizens when a group of immigrants were attempting to leave Iran through the border region in Salmas County, West Azerbaijan Province.During this incident which occurred in the border region close to Baroshkhoran village, two other Afghani citizens were severely injured.The wounded are currently in critical condition.

Since the Islamic Republic of Iran announced a decision to return Afghani refugees to Afghanistan, large number of them have been crossing the border illegally to seek asylum in Turkey.

 

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