Spain: migrants try to jump fence to flee Morocco
The Associated Press
Published: November 2, 2008
MADRID, Spain: Spain's Interior Ministry says a dozen African migrants tried to jump a border fence that separates Morocco from the Spanish enclave of Melilla.
An official with the ministry office in Melilla says four migrants reached the enclave but were caught. Three border guards were slightly hurt Sunday during scuffles.
It was the fourth time this week African migrants tried to enter Spain illegally by scaling the fence that separates Melilla from Morocco.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity, in line with ministry rules.
Thousands of African migrants seeking a better life in Europe try to enter Spain each year. Most try to reach the Canary Islands by boat and others try enter Melilla or Ceuta, another Spanish enclave on Morocco's northern coast.
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