An Afghan man died in Bulgaria after being indirectly hit by a bullet of border police on Thursday, authorities say.
The incident took place around 22:00 local time (EEST), the Interior Ministry's Chief Secretary, Georgi Kostov, has announced.
Pretrial proceedings have been launched.
It happened as border police detected the movement of 54 people trying to enter Bulgaria near the town of Sredets, in the country's south-east, not far from the border with Turkey. After shooting in the air as a warning sign, a bullet "rebounded" hitting one of them in the back of the neck by mistake, Kostov has explained, without elaborating.
According to the version he put forward, a border police team was deployed to the site of the incident after movement in the area, presumably of the migrants, had triggered the integrated border protection system....
Its about time someone had the guts to actually use the guns they are putting at the boarders. these syrians need a show of action to know its not safe to try and force their way into our lands, sod off to the middle eat where you belong.
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