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Migrants storm border fence from Morocco into Spain

(AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE) — MADRID: About 100 African migrants stormed over a high double fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla Tuesday in a violent assault that left three police officers injured, officials said.

Around 300 sub-Saharan African migrants attempted to force their way across the fence at about 7am (0500 GMT) in a coordinated operation, a Spanish police spokesman said.

“Around 100 managed to enter Melilla,” he told AFP.

The barrier is composed of two six-metre-high (20-feet-high) fences, with criss-crossing steel cables in between. In order to get across, migrants often use hooks and shoes studded with nails.

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