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9 Oct 2021

At least six shot dead by guards at migrant detention centre in Libya, say UN officials

Correspondent

At least six people have been shot dead by guards at a migrant detention centre in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, according to United Nations officials, after yesterday’s mass breakout by hundreds of people.

Relief organisations in the city said chaos had broken out at the overcrowded centre after thousands of people were rounded up by the authorities in the latest crackdown on migrants and refugees.