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Afghan Deported From Iran Dies From Injuries

(RFE/RL) May 4, 2007 -- Officials in Afghanistan's western province of Herat say an Afghan worker has died in hospital from injuries received at the hands of Iranian security forces, RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan reported.

The man was one of four Afghan workers who say they were pushed from the second floor of a building in Iran on May 2 by Iranian authorities assigned to expel Afghan refugees. All four were deported.

The Afghan Foreign Ministry says it will investigate the allegations through the Afghan Embassy in Tehran.

(with material from agency reports)

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