Pilots ground 222 flights after refusing to deport asylum seekers

Lufthansa planes sit on the tarmac at Frankfurt Airport after cancelling flights (Picture: Getty)

Pilots in Germany refused to deport asylum seekers from the country and grounded more than 200 flights in protest.

Flight crews said they did not want to be involved in sending people back to Afghanistan after they had failed to be granted asylum.

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Violence is still rife in the country after years of war and occupation by Western forces.

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