Afghans ordered out of Pakistan as 'diversion' in militant fight

February 18, 2015 9:08 AM

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan/TORKHAM, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan immigrants ordered out of Pakistan in what officials say is a bid to root out militants are, some analysts say, scapegoats being used to distract attention from the authorities' failure to end violence.

Thousands of Afghans unnerved by threats of arrest and growing hostility towards them have flocked out of Pakistan back home, leaving behind boarded-up shops, houses and restaurants.

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