South Sudan

UN Staffers and Peacekeepers Killed in South Sudan Ambush

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Insurgents in South Sudan killed five United Nations peacekeepers and seven civilian staff in an ambush in a volatile border area with Sudan, casting a shadow over progress in an oil-and-peace deal between the neighboring countries.

Around 200 armed men raided a U.N. convoy in South Sudan's restive Jonglei state, in one of the deadliest attacks on the U.N. mission since the country seceded from Sudan nearly two years ago. No group claimed responsibility. The U.N. Security Council later condemned the attack.

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