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Monday, 10 October 2016

North African mob attacks police with fire extinguishers in escape from detention centre. 70 migrants flee

Some 70 foreigners without residence permits who were being held in the Sangonera la Verde centre near the southeastern city of Murcia managed to escape on Wednesday evening.

"One of the foreigners first pretended to be ill, and when the ambulance came to take him away, the others rose up in mutiny," a police spokeswoman told AFP.

"More than half of the foreigners who fled have been returned to the centre. Twenty-eight are still missing."

During the revolt, men "grabbed fire extinguishers and various items to throw them," the spokeswoman said, adding that five police officers were slightly injured.

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