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North: two migrants injured during exchanges of fire in a camp

2022-05-22T17:10:41.255Z

Two migrants were injured on Sunday in "exchanges of fire" in a large camp in Loon-Plage, near Dunkirk, we learned...



Two migrants were injured on Sunday in

"exchanges of fire"

in a large camp in Loon-Plage, near Dunkirk, we learned from the prefecture and associations.

These

“exchanges of fire”

give rise to an investigation, indicated the prefecture of the North, without specifying the seriousness of the injuries of the two migrants.

"At the request of the prefect, a reinforcement of half a CRS company was sent to support the local staff,"

added the prefecture.

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Claudette, a volunteer from the Adra association who was distributing a hot meal to migrants at the time of the incident, told AFP that she

"heard gunshots"

, which sounded like

"bursts of Kalashnikovs"

according to some volunteers.

"Everyone got down on the ground,"

she continued, indicating that she then saw two wounded, able to walk.

According to the Grande-Synthe branch of the Utopia 56 association,

"there have been gunshots since Thursday at least"

in this camp, causing the hospitalization of

"at least three people"

these last days.

For Claire Millot, of the Salam association, which estimates the number of exiles present in this camp at around 500,

“we are used to (in this area of ​​Grande-Synthe/Loon-Plage, editor’s note) a camp predominantly Kurdish, but we now notice that there are many more nationalities present, probably because it happens a lot (in England)”

.

"Perhaps that's why there are settling of scores, because there are smugglers of different nationalities

," she said.

In recent days, the maritime prefecture of the Channel and the North Sea has reported multiple rescue operations by boats of migrants in difficulty.

On Wednesday to Thursday night alone, 69 people were rescued and brought back to the French coast.

Source: lefigaro

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