10 dead bodies of Afghans arrive in Takhar
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Officials on Saturday said 10 dead bodies of Afghan nationals had reached northeastern Takhar province from Iran in two days.
Of the 10 persons, seven had died in a traffic accident and the remaining three had been executed by Iranian authorities on charges of drug smuggling, the governor’s spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Sunattullah Taimur said human traffickers were taking the seven Afghans to Iran and were killed inside Iran after their vehicle crashed into another vehicle due to high speed.
Iranian forces were chasing the car when it collided with another vehicle, killing all onboard, including the seven Afghans.
He said another three dead bodies of Afghans, who were death row prisoners, had arrived in Takhar. Hundreds of Afghan death row prisoners languished in Iranian jails, he said.
Residents of Farkhar district and a member of the provincial council, Roohullah Raufi, also confirmed bodies of the seven Afghans died in the traffic incident had arrived.
“Iran kills innocent Afghans under various pretexts each year. Fourteen people were in the car when Iranian security forces chased it and the car crashed into another car, leaving 10 people dead,” Raufi said.
He urged the Afghan government to discuss with Iran problems being faced by Afghan refguees in the neighbouring country.
Takhar officials said so far 30 dead bodies of Afghans after their execution on drugs related charges had reached the province this year.
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