UN Confirms Death of Two Peace Keepers

December 20, 2013 11:46 am0 comments by:

Juba-Two United Nations soldiers have been killed in clashes in Southern Sudan.

The two who were formerly serving under United Nations Mission in South Sudan-UNMISS died during clashes that occurred yesterday in Akobo town.

The UN in a press release issued on Friday afternoon confirmed the deaths of two Indian Battalion soldiers.
“This morning, the UN Mission in South Sudan conducted an aerial assessment to Akobo Town. We can confirm that two UNMISS Indian Battalion troops were killed in action. UNMISS can also confirm that one injured Indian soldier has been transported to the Mission’s medical facility in Malakal”. The statement reads.
The statement condemned the killing of the peace keepers “UNMISS condemns 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”.

Fighting is ragging on in Southern Sudan since Sunday.

The US President Barrack Obama today warned that South Sudan is on the “precipice” of a civil war.

Foreign Ministers from East Africa are in Juba to urge both sides in the conflict to seek for a peaceful solution.




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