Girl, peacekeeper killed in Sudan shelling: UN

Shelling killed a four-year-old girl and an Ethiopian peacekeeper in the disputed Abyei region between Sudan and South SudanShelling killed a four-year-old girl and an Ethiopian peacekeeper in the disputed Abyei region between Sudan and South Sudan, the United Nations mission said Friday. Abyei has been contested since Sudan split into two countries in 2011 and there have been tensions between the Arab Misseriya and Ngok Dinka peoples in the region. In Thursday’s attack, seven shells were fired, five of which landed near the home of the Ngok Dinka chief and one inside the residence’s compound, said UNISFA, the United Nations interim security force for Abyei.

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