Germany postpones deportation flight of Afghan asylum seekers after Kabul bomb

 Germany postpones deportation flight of Afghan asylum seekers after Kabul bomb

A bomb hit Kabul killing at least 80 people

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Germany has postponed a flight of rejected Afghan asylum seekers, after a bomb in Kabul killed at least 80 people.

The blast injured hundreds of people. Respected analyst Rita Katz, of SITE Intel, has said Isis is likely to claim the blast.

Two German embassy staff were injured in the attack, as well as one Afghan guard also situated at the embassy, according to The Local.

A government source said the reason for the cancellation was because consular and diplomatic staff "so shortly after the attack, have more important things to do than to deal with organisational matters."

An interior ministry spokesman also said that there will be no return trips to Afghanistan over the next few days.

However, he went on to insist that deportations will continue after this.

Germany has been increasingly sending Afghans back to Afghanistan, as it argues a lot of the country is safe. The German army has helped in the stabilisation of the country for several years.

But some have protested against the deportation of Afghans. Refugee rights group Pro Asyl said people should not be deported as they should not be expected to go to a country which "cannot protect civilians."