Germany says it will still deport some Afghans
A review of the security situation in Afghanistan supports the current practice of deporting certain asylum seekers back to the country, German officials say.
A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry said a recent official report concluded that the conflict in Afghanistan does not put all civilians at risk.
Martin Schaefer said that "the individual threat level for people who live in Afghanistan or return to Afghanistan depends on a multitude of factors" - including their ethnicity, gender and place of residence.
Interior Ministry spokesman Johannes Dimroth said Germany would continue to deport Afghans who are considered a threat, have committed crimes or persistently refuse to reveal their identity.
Germany suspended large-scale deportations after more than 100 people were killed in an attack near the German embassy in Kabul in May.