Migrant rescuers shot at

Shots fired at rescuers.

Human Smugglers Open Fire on Libyan Coast Guard

The Libyan Coast Guard says that human smugglers opened fire on one of its vessels during a mission to intercept 700 migrants off the coast of western Libya.

The assailants reportedly shot at the coast guard vessel from shore, and Libyan servicemembers returned fire, forcing the smugglers to retreat. The coast guard crew proceeded to intercept two wooden boats loaded with hundreds of migrants. No casualties were reported in the incident.

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Source: maritime-executive.com

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