Tunisia foils 9 illegal immigration attempts

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Tunisia has foiled nine illegal immigration attempts to cross the Mediterranean to the Italian coast, Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) reported Sunday.

According to TAP, the Tunisian Maritime Guard rescued 223 immigrants of different African nationalities, including 111 Tunisians.

Thousands of illegal immigrants attempt to cross the Mediterranean every year as Tunisia is one of the main points of access to Europe through irregular channels.