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One killed, dozens injured at a UN camp in South Sudan


March 20, 2016 (JUBA) - One person died and over 50 were wounded when fighting broke out between angry youths at a United Nations protection of civilian camp in Juba, South Sudan.

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People gather at a makeshift camp for displaced people at a UN compound in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, on 22 December 2013 amid fears for further violence (Photo: AFP/Tony Karumba)

The incident, involving two Nuer sections, occurred Saturday morning after a group disagreed during a game at the civilian protection site in Jebel.

Several members from the eastern Nuer section were pushed out of the protection camp as western Nuers remained in control of the site, a source told Sudan Tribune.

Lieth Gattiek who lives at the UN site said he also witnessed the violent incident.

“I saw so many people, having been wounded as the result of youth clashes in the UN camp. And many more are in dire critical conditions without immediate medical attention,” said Gattie

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 00:15
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