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Five more aid workers killed as South Sudan fighting rages

South Sudan's former rebel army the SPLA soldiers patrol in the streets of Malakal, the capital of the Upper Nile state, on January 12, 2014At least five South Sudanese aid workers were killed on Tuesday by the same militia blamed for the murder of an aid worker in the same area the day before, the United Nations said. The killings came as militia forces in the northeastern Upper Nile state battled with deserting soldiers for a third day, with aid workers forced to shelter in UN compounds. “Two of the victims were murdered in Bunj Town, a third aid worker is reported as missing but presumed dead. Another three died in an ambush as they were attempting to return to the town,” the capital of Maban County, the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said in a statement.

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