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Fire warning shots at migrants sailing to Europe, says Danish politician

A Danish politician has said he regrets saying migrants sailing to Europe should "be fired at" if they cross the continent's "territorial waters".

He clarified his remarks to say "warning shots" should be fired instead.

Kenneth Kristensen Berth is a member of the anti-immigration and populist Danish People's Party, the country's number two party and a government ally.

Mr Kristensen Berth, EU affairs spokesman for the party, said his initial comments "can be interpreted in a way that hasn't been my intention".

But he said that "warning shots" should be fired because it is "essential" to protect the European Union's territorial borders.

Opposition politicians and a senior member of Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen's Liberal Party condemned Mr Kristensen Berth for his initial remarks.

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