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The Latest: Bulgarian guards shoot dead Afghan at Turkish border; blamed on ricochet

  • A migrant child smiles as she follows her mother down the path that leads to the Serbian-Croatian border crossing, at the village of Berkasovo, near Sid, Serbia, on Thursday, Oct.15, 2015. The migrants and refugees are struggling with the autumn rain and the cold as EU leaders are discussing in Brussels how to deal with the crisis. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

    A migrant child smiles as she follows her mother down the path that leads to the Serbian-Croatian border crossing, at the village of Berkasovo, near Sid, Serbia, on Thursday, Oct.15, 2015. The migrants and refugees are struggling with the autumn rain and the cold as EU leaders are discussing in Brussels how to deal with the crisis. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)  (The Associated Press)

  • A child cries as migrants try to board a bus, upon arriving by a ferry from the Greek island of Lesbos at the Athens' port of Piraeus on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. The international Organization for Migration said than more than 593,000 people have crossed this year — of which 453,000 traveled from Turkey to Greece, which has faced a massive influx of people from Syria.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    A child cries as migrants try to board a bus, upon arriving by a ferry from the Greek island of Lesbos at the Athens' port of Piraeus on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. The international Organization for Migration said than more than 593,000 people have crossed this year — of which 453,000 traveled from Turkey to Greece, which has faced a massive influx of people from Syria.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)  (The Associated Press)

  • A child looks out from a window of a bus upon arriving by a ferry from the Greek island of Lesbos at the Athens' port of Piraeus on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. The international Organization for Migration said than more than 593,000 people have crossed into Europe  this year — of which 453,000 traveled from Turkey to Greece, which has faced a massive influx of people from Syria.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    A child looks out from a window of a bus upon arriving by a ferry from the Greek island of Lesbos at the Athens' port of Piraeus on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. The international Organization for Migration said than more than 593,000 people have crossed into Europe this year — of which 453,000 traveled from Turkey to Greece, which has faced a massive influx of people from Syria.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)  (The Associated Press)

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9:50 a.m.

Bulgarian authorities say a man from Afghanistan has been shot dead near the border with Turkey after being hit by a ricochet from a warning shot fired by border police.

Interior Ministry chief of staff Georgi Kostov said that the incident occurred around 10 p.m. on Thursday near the southern city of Sredets.

"A group of 54 people, aged between 20 and 30 - all from Afghanistan - was intercepted by a patrol of two border guards and a police officer after crossing into Bulgarian territory," Kostov told reporters Friday morning.

"One of my colleagues used his personal weapon and fired," Kostov said. As a result of a ricochet, he said, one of the group was injured and later died from his wounds.

The other migrants were detained and taken into custody while an investigation into the case was launched. The men claimed they were from Afghanistan but carried no identification documents.

On learning of the case, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov left the meeting of European Union leaders in Brussels and returned to Bulgaria.