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Three injured as coast guard catches two human traffickers in Aegean

Three people were injured on Monday when the Greek Coast Guard chased suspected human traffickers between the Dodecandese islands of Pserimos and Kalymnos.

A coast guard patrol boat attempted to stop a vessel carrying an unidentified number of irregular immigrants across the Aegean. But, according to authorities, the two traffickers on board tried to get away, leading to an exchange of fire.

Two migrants and one coast guard officer were injured. The two traffickers were arrested. The coast guard is expected to release more details.