South Sudan

UN Evacuating Staff From Base in South Sudan

In the Jonglei province

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The United Nations sent four helicopters to evacuate staff from one of its bases in South Sudan's Jonglei state where three Indian peacekeepers were killed yesterday in violence gripping the world's newest nation.

Fighting has spread since the Dec. 15 attack outside an army barracks in the capital, Juba, with the violence leaving as many as 500 people dead while at least 20,000 have sought shelter at UN compounds, according to information from the government and UN.