Germany resumes Afghan deportations

Kabul, Sep 13: Eight Afghans expelled from Germany arrived in Kabul today as Berlin resumed deportations of rejected asylum seekers from the war-torn country months after a huge truck bomb hit the Afghan capital.
Germany suspended the controversial expulsions after a sewage tanker packed with explosives detonated near the German embassy in Kabul’s diplomatic quarter on May 31, killing around 150 people and wounding hundreds more.
The latest group was the sixth wave of repatriations of Afghans from Germany since December under a disputed Afghan- European Union deal aimed at curbing the influx of migrants.
After arriving at Kabul airport on a charter flight, the deportees were escorted by police to a car park where an official registered their names.
Some of the men carried small backpacks while others had no luggage at all.
“They told me that there is no problem in your country and you can live there so you can’t stay here anymore,” Mohammad Jamshidi told AFP before getting into a taxi. (Agencies)