In Serbia, 600 illegal migrants were discovered near the Hungarian border last Friday after a shooting in the Serbian town of Horgos, close to Hungary.
The incident happened in the early hours of the morning in a northern Serbian town and one man was shot dead, Reuters reports.
Authorities have received reports of migrants in the streets shooting at each other. Two migrant groups opened fire on each other on the streets of Horgos, video HERE. Authorities started searching for the shooters and eventually found six migrants, one of whom was in his 20s and lying with two gunshot wounds in his chest.
During the police operation, they eventually found around 600 migrants in the area, including weapons and some of those involved in the shooting.
The Western Balkan route, which passes through Turkey, Bulgaria, northern Macedonia and Serbia, remains the main migration route into the European Union, the border agency Frontex said in September. Many migrants cross borders through a complex, sometimes armed, network of smugglers. Last week, Serbia agreed with Hungary and Austria to set up more joint border patrols and coordinate its visa policy with EU policy to stem the flow of illegal migrants westwards through the Western Balkans.