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Over 200 migrants break from Morocco into Spanish enclave

The Spanish authorities said more than 200 migrants managed to enter the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco earlier on Thursday.

Three hundred migrants had tried to climb the border fence and 238 of them made it into the Spanish territory.

Scuffles resulted in three policemen being injured. The migrants were transferred to accommodation where they will have to quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Melilla authorities.

Over 200 migrants break from Morocco into Spanish enclaveIn May, more than 10,000 people, including unaccompanied children, arrived in Spain’s other enclave in northern Morocco, Ceuta, in an unprecedented wave of migration.

That incident had triggered a diplomatic row between the two countries with Madrid accusing Rabat of “weaponising migration” in a row over the contested territory of Western Sahara.

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