S.Sudan gun battles in UN base sheltering civilians: residents

Rwandese peacekeepers patrol in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) camp in Malakal, South Sudan in October 2014Gunmen in South Sudan opened fire on civilians sheltering inside a United Nations base with several reported killed, residents said Thursday, the latest in a string of atrocities in the war-torn nation. Gunfire broke out in the base in Malakal in the northeast on Wednesday night, with reports of gunfire continuing on Thursday morning. “They killed seven people and injured 32 people, including a young boy whose father was also killed,” said resident Jacob Nhial, speaking from inside the UN base.

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