2 Indian peacekeepers killed in South Sudan

The UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan says two Indian peacekeepers were killed at their base and one was injured.

By (AP)

Published: Fri 20 Dec 2013, 7:53 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 3:23 PM

India’s UN Ambassador Asoke Mukerji had said Thursday that three peacekeepers from his country were killed when armed youths breached a UN compound in Akobo, Jonglei state.

But the UN mission said the third peacekeeper was injured and evacuated to a UN medical facility in Malakal.

The UN mission issued a statement Friday that condemned “in the strongest terms the violence that occurred in Akobo and continues in other parts of the country.”

The statement said “we call on all parties to the crisis to refrain from further violence and seek a peaceful resolution”.

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