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Two Indian peacekeepers killed in Jonglei’s Akobo attack

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December 20, 2013 (JUBA) – At least two Indian peacekeepers were killed and another injured after an assault on a United Nations camp in Jonglei’s Akobo county, the mission said Thursday.

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The incident was allegedly triggered by members of Nuer youth as they reportedly tried to get hold of rival Dinka men sheltering within the UN premises for protection.

The UN mission, in a statement, condemned in the "strongest terms" the violence that occurred in Akobo and continues in other parts of the country.

"We call on all parties to the crisis to refrain from further violence and seek a peaceful resolution to the crisis," party read the statement extended to Sudan Tribune.

Ashok Mukerjisaid, India’s ambassador at the UN accused armed Nuer of allegedly carrying out the attack in Akobo.

“They were targeted and killed Thursday’s attack by ethnic Nuer youth on the [UNMISS] base,” he told the UN meeting in New York on Thursday.

At least 43 Indian peacekeepers, six UN police advisers and two civilians were at its Akobo base during the attack, the mission said.

“About 30 South Sudanese had sought shelter from the turmoil plaguing areas of Akobo County,” it further said.

Meanwhile,UNMISS dispatched its aircraft on Friday to evacuate the UN personnel.

Sudan Tribune was unable to reach the commissioner for Akobo, despite repeated attempts.

Between 400 t0 500 people, the UN said, have been killed in five days of fighting and over 20,000 civilians have sought shelter at UN bases in Juba and regional capitals.

(ST)

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  • 20 December 2013 14:25, by Monydit

    Shamme on Riek Machar and peter Gatdat n why are u still Runing if you the man

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    • 20 December 2013 14:52, by Maguangdit

      Monydit,
      These Nuer terrorists have forgotten that they have thousands of Nuer in Bhar El Ghazal region. In fact, Riak Machar is not fit to be a leader of anyone in South Sudan. Also, the blood of Dinka in Upper Nile Region will not be in vain. Let us see how this may end. Good luck Nuer criminals and your militia.

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      • 20 December 2013 21:47, by omoni jr.

        Now ,innocent Dinka will pay for Salva kiir action.And he called Ugandan forces to protect him.
        Over 500 Nuer civilians were slaughtered by the ordered of mother fucker salva kiir, and people think that Nuer should remains silent. That’s wrong thoughts. Good Dinka number must perished too.

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  • 20 December 2013 14:46, by machar

    we are very sorry to heard that, UN peacekeeping soldiers from Indian battalion were killed by Nuer Ethic group that Base in Jonglei state of AKobo county.
    if you were looking for Dink-as, why did you killed Indian innocent UN based assistant troops. Shame on Nuer and shame on primitive Dr.Riek Machar...Dog human being.

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    • 20 December 2013 16:46, by Beny yomnhoi

      Nuer are like dog if you are friend to Nuer make sure you do not have any trust on him.Dinka are good in social affair e.g if you walk with any Dinka man and somebody want to kill you he would be the one to dead first on behave on his friend imagine those who surrender their life are kill like goat what a coward Nuer community?

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      • 21 December 2013 05:27, by Hardlinner

        My advice to dinkas living in nuer land. Please be advice that it better to live with lions than to live with nuer. Atleast when you get accepted in lions pride, you will live forever without being harm. I urge all dinkas to refrain from attacking nuers that are in their land. There is nothing more cowardic than to attack minority that living among you. Leave such act to nuer savages.

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    • 21 December 2013 02:59, by Maguangdit

      Nuer gangs killed over 20,000 Dinka innocent civilians around Upper Nile, even those who made it to UN Compound were gunned down or hacked to death including the UN Peacekeeprs. No forgiveness; forget about peace negotiations and Nuer must face it hot. Dinka blood must never spill in vain again and expect us to sit back.

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