Afghan families flee persecution in Pakistan after school attack: IOM

February 7, 2015 7:24 AM

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KABUL (Reuters) - Thousands of Afghan families are fleeing Pakistan to escape harassment after a deadly Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar in December, the head of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Afghanistan said on Saturday.

More than 22,000 undocumented Afghans flocked across the border at Torkham in January, more than twice the figure for the whole of 2014, said Richard Danzinger, the IOM's mission chief in Afghanistan.

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