Hundreds of migrants have attempted to storm the border between Spain’s North African Ceuta territory and Morocco. 

The Interior Ministry’s office in the small enclave said the migrants tried to scale the 20-foot high barbed-wire fences around Ceuta after a crossing attempt at the Tarajal post failed. 

All of the migrants – about 700 – were repelled by the Moroccan and Spanish authorities.  

Spain and Morocco agreed yesterday to close the Tarajal post to freight traffic for a week because of recent migrant crossing attempts. 

Pedestrian and passenger vehicles were still allowed.

Every year, thousands of sub-Saharan African migrants living illegally in Morocco try to scale the border fences surrounding Ceuta and Melilla, Spain’s other North African enclave, in a bid to enter Europe. 

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