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11 Killed Along Pakistan-Iran Border


QUETTA, Pakistan -- Eleven people described as illegal immigrants were reportedly shot dead in Pakistan's Pothar area, near the Iranian border.

Local officials told RFE/RL the incident occurred on December 21 when unknown gunmen fired on three cars carrying the illegal immigrants to Iran.

The illegal immigrants were reportedly Pakistanis, Tajiks, and Uzbeks.

It was at least the second time this year that illegal immigrants headed to Iran were killed by unknown assailants in the Pothar area.
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