More violence reported among Afghan and Syrian migrants in Greece

violence-among-Afghan-and-Syrian-refugeesA distressing photo purportedly showing violence among the Afghan and Syrian refugees has emerged from Greece amid reports of persistent tensions among the refugees.

The photograph was posted in a report published in local newspaper TO BHMA, a day after reports emerged regarding a bloody clash among the Afghan and Syrian refugees in Greek port.

According to the newspaper, the photograph was taken in Idomeni which purportedly shows two men fighting, with one brandishing a knife. Although the confrontation ended quickly and nobody was injured, the shocking picture suggests that the makeshift camps are powder kegs.

This comes as hunreds of Syrian and Afghan refugees started bloody fight at the E2 port gate and quickly spread to the E1 gate late on Wednesday night.

At least seven people reportedly sustained injuries with the local media reports saying two of the victims were in critical condition as they were shifted to hospital for the treatment.

The migrants were hurling stones and using other objects to beat each as the skirmish continued for at least three hours which erupte as a result of an alleged attack by Afghan migrants on a Syrian woman.

The latest tensions among the refugees in Greece comes as scores of Afghan refugees have been stranded along the Macedonia and Greece border after Macedonia closed its southern border with Greece to Afghan migrants late last month.

Hundreds of Afghans are leaving the country and are mainly heading towards Europe amid deteriorating security situation in the country, often risking their lives by passing through dangerous routes, specifically the Iranian territory and the Turkish coast. KP

THE PASHTUN TIMES

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