Three migrants were killed and several others injured when Austrian border police shot a truck in the state of Burgenland while it was trying to cross the border with Slovakia.
"Border police in the state of Burgenland opened fire on a truck carrying illegal immigrants while it was trying to cross the border with Slovakia, killing three of them and wounding others," Austrian Interior Minister Gerhard Karner told AFP. The brutality and unscrupulousness of the people smuggling mafias are once again shown.
In turn, Helmet Murban, a Burgenland police spokesman, said, "Twenty people, including children and women, were found inside the trunk of the truck," noting that a number of the victims held Syrian citizenship.
Last May, the Austrian Interior Ministry announced the dismantling of a network of smugglers that had smuggled tens of thousands of illegal immigrants from Hungary to Austria.
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