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Over 100 migrants attempt to storm Melilla enclave

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Over 100 migrants attempt to storm Melilla enclave

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More than 100 migrants have stormed the Spanish territory of Melilla, according to officials at the enclave.

Police say around 40 out of the 200 attempting to scale the six-metre perimeter fence remained on the barrier after the incident.

Melilla is one of two European territories to share a land border with Africa. The number of undocumented migrants hoping to reach Europe via Melilla or the nearby Ceuta exclave has swelled this year, according to Spain’s interior ministry.