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Germany deportes another 44 Afghan asylum seekers

October 9, 2019

KABUL, Oct. 9 (DPA / EP) –

A group of 44 Afghans who have been denied asylum in Germany landed early Wednesday at Kabul International Airport, airport sources have reported.

This is the 28th group of asylum seekers being deported since December 2016. At least 720 people have been returned to Afghan territory on other flights.

These deportations have become very controversial in Germany, where critical voices have warned that the country is too dangerous to send asylum seekers back.

Civilians are often the target of attacks perpetrated by the Taliban and the Islamic State terrorist group. In total, 1,366 civilians have died in the framework of the war between the months of January and June, according to UN data.