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Oz Navy intercepts boat carrying asylum seekers

It`s the 3rd boat to be intercepted in Australian waters in less than a week.



Melbourne: Australian Navy on Thursday intercepted another boat carrying suspected asylum seeks on its waters, the third in less than a week.

According to an AAP report, the vessel, carrying 31 passengers and three crew, was intercepted north of Christmas Island overnight.

A statement from Home Affairs Minister Brendan O`Connor said the passengers and crew will be taken to the offshore processing centre at Christmas island to undergo security, identity and health checks.

It is the third boat to be intercepted by authorities in Australian waters in less than a week.
Faced with an unending flow of asylum seekers, Australian government has mooted the idea of establishing an asylum seeker processing facility in East Timor.

PTI

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