Gangs of migrants have been attacking other migrants in northern Greece in recent days. According to the Greek police, a 23-year-old Pakistani was killed near the border with North Macedonia. A pregnant woman from Lebanon lost her child in one of the raids. As the Greek police announced on Tuesday, those affected were on their way to Central Europe.
The alleged perpetrators were arrested for manslaughter and the attack on the pregnant Lebanese woman, it said. Marauding gangs of migrants from Syria, Pakistan and Afghanistan have recently been threatening and ambushing migrants moving along the railway line towards North Macedonia, the semi-official Greek news agency ANA reported. In part, it is the smugglers themselves who take the last bit of cash from the people.
The victims hope to use routes from Greece to North Macedonia and on to Central Europe. Crossing into the neighboring country is not easy, large parts of the border are secured by huge fences. Nevertheless, smugglers manage to cross the border in unsecured places again and again.