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Clashes erupt between Afghan, Sudanese migrants in France

Clashes erupt between Afghan, Sudanese migrants in France

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May 28, 2016 - 11:59

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Violent clashes have erupted between Afghan and Sudanese migrants at a makeshift camp, where several huts were set alight, a media report said.

Up to 400 migrants began fighting on Thursday afternoon near a food distribution point, though the cause of the standoff was yet to be established, AP reported.

It quoted police official Steve Barbet as saying 40 people were wounded in the violence, but none was in critical condition. The migrants also burnt some of the makeshift huts.

But scores of firefighters moved quickly to put out extinguished the fire and there were no injuries. Police have started an inquiry into the incidents.

French authorities believe some 4,000 people live in the Calais camp, but NGOs suggest the numbers are far higher.

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