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South Sudan Quashes Attempted Coup

December 16, 2013 11:18 am0 comments
Civillians crossing to UNMISS headquarters for shelter following the coup attempt. Phot UNMISS

Juba- Hundreds of civilians have taken shelter at the headquarters of United Nations Mission in South Sudan following overnight heavy gunfire in the capital Juba. President Salva Kiir in an address to the press this morning said there was an attempted coup by disgruntled soldiers that was quashed. Kiir said the Government troops have taken control of the situation and a night time curfew had been imposed in the capital Juba. Sources in Southern Sudan say there was an exchange of gunfire between rival members of the presidential guard. Hundreds take refuge at UNMISS headquarters “UNMISS can confirm that hundreds of civilians have been seeking refuge in the UNMISS compound […]

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