Afghan migrant shot dead as EU strikes deal with Turkey

Refugees and migrants arrive on a rubber boat on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey, on October 13, 2015Europe’s migrant crisis took a dark turn late Thursday when an Afghan man seeking to cross from Turkey was shot dead by Bulgarian border guards, shortly before the EU and Turkey struck a deal to stem the refugee influx. The killing is thought to be the first of its kind in Europe’s worst refugee crisis since World War II. Tens of thousands of people fleeing war and grinding poverty have been trying to reach Europe by land and sea.

Share this article