Photo by Rafi Mando Khel

QUETTA, 08 March: The Iranian authorities have arrested 100 Pakistanis near Taftan for illegally crossing the border whereas one individual has been killed while trying to escape arrest.

According to Iranian officials the border force arrested these Pakistanis while they were attempting to enter Iran without valid documents.

The arrested individuals were the illegal immigrants seeking entry into Europe through Iran-Turkey route.

These arrested individuals were later handed over to Pakistani authorities on the border in Balochistan.

According to officials one of these illegal immigrants was killed by the Iranian border guards as he attempted to escape arrest. The identity of the killed individual could not be ascertained.

Hundreds of Pakistanis have been trying on daily basis to reach Europe in search of better future risking their lives while passing through Iran and Turkey. They usually land in Greece and later slip into Bulgaria and other European states once they cross Turkey.

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