Austria tightens border controls over migrants

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Austria is tightening border controls as more migrants try to re-enter the country, Interior and Defense Ministers Carl Nehammer and Claudia Tanner said today.

About 400 additional troops will initially be sent to the border.

- We are witnessing an increase in the number of people we bring to the Austrian bordersaid Nehammer.

Special attention will be paid to the border with Hungary.

About 200 human traffickers have already been arrested this year.

- The goal is to control the movement of migrants, Tanner added.

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