Afghan and Pakistani migrants clashed in a forest close to the Hungarian-Serbian border yesterday night. The severe armed conflict left at least one dead and six injured. The migrants even clashed with local Serbian police who wanted to stop the bloodshed.
According to 24.hu, the hospital of Szabadka, a city of 141 000 residents populated by more than 50 000 Hungarians in North Serbia, treated six Pakistani and Afghan migrants today. They attacked each other near the forest of Makkhetes with firearms.
Locals were woken up to gunshots, but they first thought it was just a drill or the sound of an ice protection system. The six injured were taken into hospital because of injuries they suffered from guns. A 16-year-old girl is in the most severe condition. The healthcare staff is still struggling for her life.
Based on the report of Pannon RTV, the illegal migrants opened fire on the Serbian police officers. Currently, units of the interior ministry are still there.
The police department of Szabadka received the first call about the armed conflict at 3 AM this morning. A local said that he heard gunshots from the nearby forest. Police arrived at the scene with significant forces dressed in bulletproof vests. They blocked all roads leading from and to the forest.
Serbian interior minister Aleksandar Vulin arrived there by noon. The president of the local community, Mirsad Nalić, said he had no official information about what happened. The police have not yet finished their operation, he added. However, he highlighted that they cooperated perfectly with the interior ministry, the local police and the border guards.
“Police officers are constantly present, they transport migrants daily, but the illegal migrants always return. I want to stress that there was no incident in the village, public security is good, and the citizens are safe”, Mr Nalić concluded.
Below you can find the report of Pannon RTV. Unfortunately, however, it is in Hungarian:
Source: Pannon RTV, 24.hu