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One killed in a clash between migrants on the Greek-Macedonian border

25 January 2016 / 15:01:18  GRReporter
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One dead and two injured is the result of a bloody clash between refugees and migrants near the village of Idomeni on the Greek-Macedonian border last night.

The victim and the injured are Pakistani nationals. The latter were taken to hospital, where one had an operation and doctors now believe that his life is no longer at risk. The second injured has wounds on his arm from hits.

According to the Greek newspaper Ethnos, the migrant who was not so badly injured stated in his testimony to the police that a group of five Afghans attacked the Pakistanis in order to rob them and that they stole from him 400 euro in cash and a mobile phone, and then disappeared into the dark.

The conflict broke out at around 02:00 am today, at the parking lot of a petrol station, which is located near the Evzones border crossing. The site was not open during the evening hours. The case investigation is underway and the authorities are searching for the attackers.

In his testimony before the police, the wounded Pakistani said he was in the region near the border in search of a way to cross it and go to central Europe. Unlike the citizens of Afghanistan who are considered refugees, Pakistanis fall into the category of illegal migrants who are not allowed to pass through the neutral zone between Greece and Macedonia.

According to the newspaper Kathimerini, about 2,000 refugees crossed the border over the past day, border crossing being unimpeded until this morning.

At the same time, the non-profit organizations and the volunteers who are helping refugees say that refugees are not transported to the camp for a temporary stay, which they have created near the village of Idomeni but to the particular petrol station. According to them, it is located 20 km away from the border.

Tags: Crime newsBorder between Greece and MacedoniaIdomeniClash between Afghans and PakistanisVictims
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