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UN peacekeepers from China, Rwanda killed, injured in South Sudan attacks

2016-July-11       Source: Xinhuanet.com

The UN Security Council said here Sunday that several UN peacekeepers from China and Rwanda were killed or injured in attacks in the wake of the recent escalating fighting in Juba, capital of South Sudan.

The UN Security Council said here Sunday that several UN peacekeepers from China and Rwanda were killed or injured in attacks in the wake of the recent escalating fighting in Juba, capital of South Sudan.

The exact number of casualties is yet to be confirmed.

In a statement issued here following an emergency session, the Security Council "condemned in the strongest terms the escalation of fighting in Juba, South Sudan that started on July 7."

The 15-nation UN body expressed sympathies and condolences to the families of Chinese and Rwandan peacekeepers who were killed or injured in the attacks.

They also expressed "particular shock and outrage" at the attacks on UN compounds and protection of civilians sites in Juba.

Editor: Chan

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