8 Afghans found dead in Iran
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Tuesday said eight Afghan nationals who were going to Europe illegally have been killed by alleged Iranian mafia groups.
But Pajhwok Afghan News came to know about some shocking reports that the slain Afghan nationals were killed brutally in Iran.
Shikab Mustaghni, the spokesman of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), said Afghan and Iranian diplomats had been contacted in Kabul and Zahidan to probe the dastardly incidents and report back to the MoFA.
He explained 13 Afghan nationals were lured by some agents amid promises to shift them to European countries through Iran without going into legal formalities.
The spokesman said that the slain Afghans had developed some sort of differences with their agents over their agreement. The slain Afghans gunned down three guards appointed by the agents.
In retaliation, the agents gunned down eight Afghans while five others Afghans escaped the scene.
He said Iranian security official found bodies of slain Afghans from a well and launched investigation into the incident.
Earlier, media reports about the killing of Afghan nationals in Iran.
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