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Ten civilians wounded in attack by gunmen on SPLA in Bentiu

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November 7, 2216 (JUBA) - Ten civilians were wounded in an attack by unknown gunmen in Bentiu on Sunday, as they attempted to target government soldiers in the capital of Northern Liech State

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Soldiers from the South Sudanese army (SPLA) on guard in Bentiu, the capital of South Sudan’s Unity state on 12 January 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric told reporters at the UN headquarters in New York that shots were fired last evening in Bentiu by unknown gunmen attempting to attack soldiers of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army at a checkpoint located in close proximity to the UN base.

"As a result, ten civilians were injured. UN peacekeepers immediately responded to the incident causing the assailants to flee" Dujarric said.

The wounded received medical treatment and are in stable condition, he added citing a report from the UNMISS

(ST)

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  • 8 November 2016 11:32, by Midit Mitot

    Unknown gunmen, I,m get tired of unknown gunmen in South Sudan,I,m praying my God to protect the vulnerable groups in this chaotic time.

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    • 8 November 2016 17:08, by Redeemer

      Midiit
      They are no long unknown, they are already known, only that they are not known by names but they are known by their group and who are behind the organization, you will see the time their leader will officially announce the end of their operation,there will be no unknown gunmen anymore

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    • 8 November 2016 22:02, by Wani khooto

      Midit,
      my first time to hear that from you, praying for life of vulnerable people hope your senses are coming back.i was been telling you many times that beating a drum of war had consequences. stop being fool by Machar and come let vote for our next leader not using bullet and hatred toward that tribes.thanks GOD you can see now how Nuer are killing themselves without one.where are you come idiot

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      • 9 November 2016 14:17, by Midit Mitot

        Wani,
        I,m praying for only vulnerable people but not you politicians who are fueling and messing-up the country.

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