Seven UN civilian staff killed in S. Sudan ambush

UN peacekeepers driving past a destroyed truck near Abyei, on May 30, 2011.  By Stuart Price (UNMIS/AFP)

UN peacekeepers driving past a destroyed truck near Abyei, on May 30, 2011. By Stuart Price (UNMIS/AFP)






JUBA (AFP) – At least seven United Nations civilian staff were killed Tuesday in the ambush that left five Indian peacekeepers dead in South Sudan, UN officials said.

Hilde F. Johnson, UN special representative in South Sudan, “condemns in the strongest terms the killing today of a number of peacekeepers and several civilian staff in an ambush by unidentified assailants,” a statement said. A UN source who asked not to be named told AFP that “seven or eight” civilians were killed.


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