The Latest: Suspected migrants arrive at Spanish beach

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 2, 2016 file photo, a Greek police officer checks registration papers as refugees crowd to cross the border from the Greek side to Macedonia at the northern Greek border station of Idomeni. EU countries have begun the process of sending migrants who arrived in Europe via Greece over the last five months back to have their asylum applications assessed there, it was announced on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. Under EU rules, migrants must apply for asylum in the country they first enter. But the rules were suspended as hundreds of thousands of people, many Syrian refugees, entered Greece in 2015. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, file)

VIENNA — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local):

7:15 p.m.

A group of around two dozen people suspected to be migrants from Africa have arrived by boat on a Spanish beach and scattered among sunbathers.

Amateur video footage shows a black inflatable boat coming ashore in Cadiz, on the southern Spanish coast. As the boat pulls into shallow water, those on board leap out and run up the beach. One onlooker asks in an astonished voice, "What's going on?"

Carlos Sanz, who shot the video Wednesday afternoon while on vacation in Cadiz, said the group quickly vanished and police only arrived some time later.

Spanish officials couldn't immediately be reached after office hours.

Disembarkations by migrants on Spanish beaches aren't common but have happened before, especially at Spain's north African enclave cities Melilla and Ceuta, which border Morocco.

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3:20 p.m.

German officials say a review of the security situation in Afghanistan supports the current practice of deporting certain Afghan asylum seekers back to the country.

A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry says a recent official report concluded that the conflict in Afghanistan doesn't put all civilians at risk.

Martin Schaefer said Wednesday that "the individual threat level for people who live in Afghanistan or return to Afghanistan depends on a multitude of factors" including their ethnicity, gender and place of residence.

Interior Ministry spokesman Johannes Dimroth said Germany would continue to deport Afghans who are considered a threat, have committed crimes or persistently refuse to reveal their identity.

Germany suspended large-scale deportations after more than 100 people were killed in an attack near the German embassy in Kabul in May

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12:50 p.m.

Austria's interior minister says police and soldiers are increasing controls on the country's eastern and southern borders in response to what he says are increased numbers of migrants entering illegally.

Wolfgang Sobotka says the measures will be in effect on border crossing points with Hungary, Slovenia, Italy and Slovakia. He said Wednesday the move is necessary because larger than usual numbers of migrants have been intercepted along these borders.

He says without giving details that some of the migrants were stopped at border crossings that were previously seldom used in attempts to enter Austria illegally.

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