Five Die as Hundreds Storm Border Fences

From Times Wire Reports

Hundreds of would-be migrants stormed razor-wire fences between Morocco and a Spanish enclave, and five of them were killed. Spanish news reports said they had been shot.

Two bodies were found in Spain’s North African outpost of Ceuta and three in Moroccan territory after a nighttime assault by as many as 600 people.

The number of sub-Saharan Africans trying to enter the Spanish territory has increased substantially this summer. Spain said it would increase security at Ceuta and its other North African enclave, Melilla. Moroccan officials said they also had tightened security.