Clashes on Morocco border as Madrid accuses Rabat of ‘blackmail’

Migrants clashed with Moroccan forces guarding the border overnight Wednesday, as tensions rise between Madrid and Rabat

Spain accused Morocco of “blackmail” on Thursday for allowing a record 8,000 migrants to reach the Spanish North African enclave of Ceuta, sparking a crisis that saw clashes on the Moroccan side of the border overnight.

Ceuta and Spain’s other North African enclave Melilla have the European Union’s only land borders with Africa and have long been a magnet for migrants seeking a better life in Europe.

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