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Over 200 Moroccan migrants scale a fence to enter Spain in Melilla Enclave.

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More than 200 migrants entered Melilla, Spain’s North African enclave, early Thursday, jumping the high fence that separates it from Morocco, according to local authorities.

The authorities stated in a statement that more than 300 migrants attempted to scale the six-metre (20-foot) fence with hooks, and that the 238 who made it through were all men.

According to the statement, three police officers were mildly injured.

Melilla and Ceuta, another Spanish enclave on Africa’s Mediterranean coast, are popular crossing locations for African migrants attempting to reach Europe illegally.

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In May, some 8,000 people swam into Ceuta or climbed over the border barrier as Moroccan officials appeared to relax controls for a few days, leading Spain to send troops and extra police.

After a spike in illegal crossings in May, official data on migrant flows to Ceuta and Melilla was still being updated, while overall numbers intercepted crossing into Spain increased from 57.5 percent to 13,483 at the end of June.

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