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400 migrants storm border fence of Spain's North African enclave Ceuta

Some 400 migrants from Africa have stormed a border fence to enter Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco, the Spanish interior ministry said.

Two police officers and three migrants suffered cuts and bruises in the early morning crossing, a ministry official in the city said.

Hundreds of African migrants living illegally in Morocco try to enter Ceuta and Spain's other North African enclave city of Melilla each year, hoping to reach a better life in Europe.

Most are intercepted on the spot and returned to Morocco.

Those that make it across the six-metre (20ft) high border fences head for temporary migrant accommodation centres.

They are eventually repatriated or let go.



From Belfast Telegraph