UN: «UN peacekeepers in South Sudan headed to site of deadly attacks on aid workers»

pubil«A unit of United Nations peacekeepers is heading to South Sudan’s Maban County after at least five South Sudanese humanitarian workers were killed earlier today by a community-based self defence militia calling itself the Mabanese Defence Forces.

The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), which condemned the killings, confirmed that it had dispatched four armored personnel carriers from its base in the Upper Nile State town of Melut to protect UN and humanitarian personnel.

The ‘blue helmets’ will also protect some 125,000 civilians seeking shelter on the UN compound in the area, where they had fled from fighting in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains. …»

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