Migrant backlash as refugees turn on smugglers in spate of murders on Europe's doorstep
In the latest unrest, at least 13 Egyptian male migrants were murdered by gun-toting smugglers in lawless Libya following the earlier killing of three traffickers in a dispute with migrants in their custody.
Violence reportedly erupted following a disagreement over how much the smugglers were due to be paid to organise the deadly sea crossing to the southern tip of Europe.
The deaths mark a growing trend of violence between refugees and the gangs paid to smuggle them to Europe as the summer season of migration gets underway.
Authorities say the group of migrants were shot dead in Bani Walid, near Libya's Mediterranean coast, southeast of the capital Tripoli.