South Sudan army 'attacked UN base sheltering civilians'

South Sudanese civilians flee fighting in a United Nations base in the northeastern town of Malakal on February 18, 2016South Sudan government troops took part in a possible “war crime” attack killing at least 18 civilians inside a United Nations base, residents, rebels and aid sources told AFP. At least 18 people were killed and over 70 wounded in the clashes in the UN camp on Wednesday to Thursday in the north-eastern town of Malakal, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said, including two of their own staff killed. The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) blamed the clashes on rival tribes inside the camp — “between Shilluk and Dinka youths” — saying “at least seven” people were killed.

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