Kabul-Tehran Will Begin Probe Into Drowning of Migrants Tomorrow

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the investigation into the drowning of migrants issue will start tomorrow.

The alleged torture and drowning of Afghan migrants by Iranian border guards caused diplomatic row between Iran and Afghanistan.

Kabul and Tehran officials have agreed to jointly investigate the alleged torture and drowning of dozens of migrants that caused a diplomatic row between Kabul and Tehran.

“The beginning of joint investigation and fact finding by both countries would pave the way for determining the nature of the incident and ensure justice,” MoF said in a statement, adding the Afghan government would ensure the incident is thoroughly investigated for the sake of justice.

Earlier this week, Foreign Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar spoke by telephone with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif over allegations that a number of Afghan citizens had been drowned by Iranian border guards in the river.

In a separate statement earlier this week, the Afghan ministry said that the two sides stressed the importance of launching ‘serious investigations’ into the incident.

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