IEA detains 40 people in Mazar for trying to leave ‘illegally’

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) said Tuesday they arrested 40 people in northern Mazar-e-Sharif while they were trying to leave the country illegally.

IEA deputy spokesman Inamullah Samangani tweeted that the would-be migrants were arrested on Monday while trying to leave the country illegally by air.

According to Samangani some of the men had been released after being interrogated, but the women, whose male relatives had not presented themselves, were still being held in a women’s detention center.

No further details were provided.