2 injured in migrants-refugees border clashes
Stranded migrants prepare to throw stones at refugees, background, who are waiting to cross the Greek-Macedonian border, near the northern Greek village of Idomeni, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015- AP

IDOMENI, Greece: At least two people have been injured during clashes between groups of migrants and refugees on the Greek-Macedonian border.

Macedonian authorities are allowing only people from the war-wracked countries of Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq to cross from Greece on their way to other European Union countries, leading to protests from those from other countries who have been blocking the crossing for all since Wednesday.

Scuffles were breaking out intermittently between groups of mainly Iranians and Pakistanis on the one hand, and groups of mainly Afghans on the other, with both sides throwing rocks. At least two men were seen with bloodied heads from the rock-throwing.

Greek riot police have been deployed in the area, forming a barrier to protect refugees waiting in a field on the Greek side to cross the border.

Greece has also sent two trains to the area to provide transport back to the capital for migrants who cannot cross and wish to return to Athens. Volunteers were handing out fliers in several languages to the waiting crowd informing of the trains.

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