Greece: Police arrest eight suspects in murder of Pakistani migrant

The Greek police have arrested eight migrants on suspicion of murdering a Pakistani migrant who had been trying to leave the country illegally.

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According to the Associated Press, police said on Friday that the eight were suspected of involvement in the July 23 stabbing death of a 29-year-old Pakistani man who had been with three compatriots heading toward Greece’s northern border with Macedonia.

The four men were allegedly robbed near the border, with the 29-year-old being stabbed in the process. His body was discovered the following day near a railway track.

Six of the eight suspects are said to be of Afghan origin, while the other two are Pakistanis.

In February this year, 11 Pakistanis were found dead after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Libyan coast.

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