Syrian shot by Slovakian border guards

The shooting happened when four cars tried to cross the Slovak-Hungarian border shortly after midnight on Monday.

Slovak officials said that customs officers ordered the vehicles to stop but at least one of the cars failed to heed the warning.

Border guards shot at the car, reportedly in an attempt to deflate its tyres, but instead ended up hitting the young woman.

  • The Butterfly

    So proud of Slovakia.

    • Alain

      I would be prouder of them, had they said they shot at the people in the car instead of the tires.

  • Rosenmops

    About time. Every country in Europe should be shooting at these invaders at their borders.

  • Ego

    “Innocent people fleeing war” my ass. More like attempted forcible border crossing and a totally legitimate reaction by border guards. This is what you keep them for.
    The EU will of course be gasping and pouting, but they will have to digest the fact that not all EU countries are suicidal. And if they keep trying to extort insane amounts of money for every refused “refugee”, they may find that Britain is not the only country thinking about leaving the sinking EU ship headed by a crazy captain.

  • WalterBannon

    Border guards everywhere in europe should pay attention and emulate this.

  • Dana Garcia

    Funny how serious border defense gets people’s attention. It should be the norm in these dangerous times.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    A border shooting in time saves nine.

    • favill

      Or nine hundred.

  • Frances

    The Slovaks have only recently (1st January, 1993) and are very jealous of their status and independence. They won’t fool around.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    A tragic loss to humanity./sarc