Smuggler Dies in an Incident with Police

Ljubljana, 19 December - A smuggler of immigrants across the Slovene-Croatian border was shot dead in an incident near Ormoz, eastern Slovenia, on Monday evening. Two policemen tried to stop a car with a group of immigrants from Iran and their guide. The car hit one of the policemen and hurt him. The smuggler tried to escape from the car and in the scuffle that followed the policeman's gun went off, seriously hurting the guide who died afterwards.

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