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Another 70 migrants picked up by Libyan Coast Guard

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Rome, Nov 9 (IANS/AKI) intercepted an boat in the with around 70 migrants on board, Italy's has said.

"The picked up some 70 people aboard a off (the port of) on Wednesday," wrote on on Thursday.

"The party's over for human traffickers, #Stop the invasion!" the post went on.

On Wednesday, tweeted that had intercepted 315 migrants in the aboard three boats and transferred them to detention centres in the North African country.

Backed by the European Union, has stepped up its patrols in the Mediterranean, intercepting over 14,000 migrants between January and October, according to the UN migration agency

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 13:38 IST
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