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Shot by hunter, Afghan migrant dies of wounds in Serbia

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Shot by hunter, Afghan migrant dies of wounds in Serbia

Aug 24, 2016 - 20:01

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A 20-year-old Afghan asylum seeker died of his wounds after being shot injured by Serbian security officials while crossing border from Bulgaria, a media report said on Wednesday.

According to AP, Serbian defence ministry confirmed the incident and said the individual had been shot dead, apparently by hunters.

The ministry said on Wednesday that its border patrol heard a shot Tuesday night and then discovered six migrants, of whom one had a chest wound. He later died.

The ministry said a hunter who was at the scene was detained on suspicion that he shot the migrant.

Since the so-called Balkan migrant route was closed in March after more than a million used it to head for the EU last year, hundreds fleeing wars and poverty are still crossing daily from Bulgaria through Serbia to try to make it into EU-member Hungary.

UNHCR has estimated that there are currently some 4,400 migrants stuck in Serbia.


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