African would-be refugees storm Melilla from Moroccan
Around 70 African would-be refugees stormed early Sunday the most important border crossing from Morocco to Melilla, an autonomous city in Spain on the Mediterranean Sea, radio reports said. ( dpa )
Some managed to reach Spanish territory while others were seized by Moroccan and Spanish police, the reports added. Stone-throwing refugees had injured some police officers.
A huge manhunt has been mounted in Melilla.
In 2005, several waves of thousands of Africans had tried to storm Melilla and Ceuta from Moroccan soil which led to the deaths of around 14 would-be refugees.
Spain then extended the borders at both cities and erected up to six-metre high fences.
This time, the would-be refugees had not tried to climb over the fence, but ran towards the crossing and knocking over border guards.