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Afghan Migrants Detained in Poland


(AP) – A Polish official says three young migrants with no documents are being questioned after illegally entering Poland, hidden in a truck trailer.

Dorota Kadziolka, spokeswoman for the border guards in Zakopane in southern Poland, said Wednesday the three – aged 10, 15 and 17 – say they are from Afghanistan. They are being questioned through an interpreter of the Pashto language, one of Afghanistan’s official languages. They reportedly wanted to get to Germany or to Belgium.

A Polish truck driver discovered them in his trailer in cold weather on Tuesday when he stopped for refueling, after driving through Hungary and Slovakia.

The three were checked by a doctor and fed and put up for the night by the border guards.

Officials are to decide whether to return them to Afghanistan.


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