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No reports of immigrant violence overnight in South Africa as police raid unrest 'hotspot'

  • Hundreds of candles are lit during a silent vigil outside the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The vigil was held in an effort to take a stand against the ongoing immigrant attacks in South Africa as the army has been deployed to areas that remain volatile after a spate of attacks targeting foreign nationals. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

    Hundreds of candles are lit during a silent vigil outside the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The vigil was held in an effort to take a stand against the ongoing immigrant attacks in South Africa as the army has been deployed to areas that remain volatile after a spate of attacks targeting foreign nationals. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)  (The Associated Press)

  • Zimbabweans worship, during an anti immigrant attack prayer session at the Trinity Methodist church in Harare, Wednesday, April, 22, 2015. The prayer session which was organised  by the  Zimbabwe Heads of  Christian Denominatons and Civil Society Organisations, comes in the wake of attacks on foreign immigrants which included Zimbabweans  living in neighbouring South Africa. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

    Zimbabweans worship, during an anti immigrant attack prayer session at the Trinity Methodist church in Harare, Wednesday, April, 22, 2015. The prayer session which was organised by the Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominatons and Civil Society Organisations, comes in the wake of attacks on foreign immigrants which included Zimbabweans living in neighbouring South Africa. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)  (The Associated Press)

  • A child plays with a broom at a shelter for victims of immigrant attacks in Johannesburg, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. No new incidents of violence targeting foreigners were reported overnight in Johannesburg or in the coastal city of Durban, where the attacks began, police said. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

    A child plays with a broom at a shelter for victims of immigrant attacks in Johannesburg, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. No new incidents of violence targeting foreigners were reported overnight in Johannesburg or in the coastal city of Durban, where the attacks began, police said. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)  (The Associated Press)

Police and soldiers officers raided a hostel considered a hotspot for anti-immigrant attacks as South Africa continued a crackdown in xenophobic violence.

On Wednesday, police spokesman Lieut. Kay Makhubela said that 11 men were arrested Tuesday night in a bid to snuff out any further unrest. He said police were accompanied by the South African military.

Makhubela said the residents of the dilapidated block in downtown Johannesburg were believed to have looted foreign-owned shops in recent weeks. He said police met no resistance as they seized stolen goods and bags of marijuana.

Police said no new incidents of violence targeting foreigners were reported overnight in Johannesburg or in the coastal city of Durban, where the attacks began.