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200 migrants breach Spain-Morocco border

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Madrid, Aug 7: Around 200 migrants maged to breach the border fence that separates Morocco from Spain, security forces said on Monday.

Border guards were deployed along the fence after warnings were issued that a mass breach attempt could take place, but they were taken by surprise when at 6 a.m. (local time) the migrants maged to cross the official checkpoint in the region of Ceuta, reports Efe news. Although official figures are yet to be made available by the immigration office, it is estimated that around 200 people formed part of the group that maged to enter Spain’s North African enclave. A week ago, following a period of relative calm since February, some 73 migrants breached the border fence, while guards maged to prevent another group of 300 persons who were preparing to enter the Spanish territory. (IANS)

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