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UN officials say guards kill 6 migrants detained in Libya


Associated Press

ABOARD GEO BARENTS (AP) — U.N. officials say guards at a Libyan detention center for migrants have shot and killed at least six people amid chaos in the overcrowded facility. The development comes a week after authorities rounded up more than 5,000 migrants in a massive crackdown and after U.N.-commissioned investigators said abuses and ill treatment of migrants in Libya amount to crimes against humanity. The shooting took place on Friday in the Mabani detention center west of the capital of Tripoli, where the International Organization for Migration says Libyan authorities earlier this month brought 4,187 new detainees, including 511 women and 60 children.

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