Afghan refugees under violent attacks in Iran The News International, September 20, 1998
ISLAMABAD: Afghan refugees living in Iran are under violent attacks in the aftermath of killing of Iranian nationals in Mazar-e-Sharif and reports on Saturday said as many as 100 defenceless refugees had lost their lives as a result of widespread anger. The state-controlled Iranian papers reported that a number of Afghan refugees had been killed in the last few days in Mashshad, Isfahan and capital Tehran. But friends and relatives of the refugees living elsewhere said the Afghan refugees killed in Mashshad numbered 30, and all over the country 150 defenceless refugees had been killed. The reports said although the Iranian president had appealed to the nation to maintain calm in the wake of killing of Iranians in Afghanistan, the public anger has known no limits.
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