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34 deported Afghan asylum seekers return from Germany

  • An aircraft stands ready, as it is scheduled to carry 50 Afghan failed asylum seekers back to Afghanistan at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016.  Later Wednesday a group of rejected Afghan asylum seekers will be deported to Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    An aircraft stands ready, as it is scheduled to carry 50 Afghan failed asylum seekers back to Afghanistan at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. Later Wednesday a group of rejected Afghan asylum seekers will be deported to Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)  (The Associated Press)

  • Afghans who were deported from Germany arrive at Kabul International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. A Kabul airport official says 34 Afghan asylum seekers returned home after being deported from Germany the previous day. (AP Photos/Massoud Hossaini)

    Afghans who were deported from Germany arrive at Kabul International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. A Kabul airport official says 34 Afghan asylum seekers returned home after being deported from Germany the previous day. (AP Photos/Massoud Hossaini)  (The Associated Press)

  • An Afghan who was deported from Germany arrives at Kabul International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. A Kabul airport official said 34 Afghan asylum seekers have returned to their country after being deported from Germany. The chief of police at the Kabul airport says the deportees -- all men without families -- landed around 5 a.m. Many expressed disappointment over their deportation, saying they had lived and worked in Germany for years and were now forced to come back without any job prospects. (AP Photos/Massoud Hossaini)

    An Afghan who was deported from Germany arrives at Kabul International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. A Kabul airport official said 34 Afghan asylum seekers have returned to their country after being deported from Germany. The chief of police at the Kabul airport says the deportees -- all men without families -- landed around 5 a.m. Many expressed disappointment over their deportation, saying they had lived and worked in Germany for years and were now forced to come back without any job prospects. (AP Photos/Massoud Hossaini)  (The Associated Press)

A Kabul airport official says 34 Afghan asylum seekers returned home after being deported from Germany the previous day.

The Kabul airport chief of police, Mohammad Asif Jabarkhil, says the deportees — all young men without families — landed around 5 a.m.

Many expressed disappointment over their deportation, saying they had lived and worked in Germany for years and were now forced to come back without any job prospects.

Sidiq Kuchai, a 23-year-old from northern Baghlan province who was in Germany for seven years, says he "had a good job and was working in a restaurant in Cologne.

Kuchai, who was among those who returned on Thursday says that in Afghanistan he has "no job and no security." He added: "I am not happy, everything is different for me here."