14 Afghan Refugees Killed In Iran Road Accident

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A crash in southeastern Iran has killed 14 Afghan refugees and wounded 11 others, Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency reported on Thursday.

According to the agency, the deadly accident involving two pickups took place Thursday morning on Saravan-Khash road.

The report did not say what caused the crash.

The area has been scene of occasional clashes between narcotics smugglers, bandits and al-Qaida-affiliated rebels against police and border guards.

With annual 17,000 casualties in road accidents in Iran, the country has one of the world’s worst traffic safety records.

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