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Migrants storm a security fence to reach EU territory in North Africa

by Milena Mikael-Debass
Feb 17 2017, 1:50pm

A 20-foot razor-wired fence separates Ceuta, a Spanish territory in North Africa, from Morocco. About 700 migrants rushed the barrier on Friday, with nearly 500 successfully making it through. The mass attempt resulted in 11 injured police officers and two hospitalized migrants.

Ceuta is one of two EU territories on the African continent, making it a sought-after destination for refugees and migrants seeking asylum.

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