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At least 58 killed in attack on UN base in South Sudan: UN official Toby Lanzer

by AFP
The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Toby Lanzer, speaks to journalists in Juba. Photo - AFP
Lanzer said a group of around 350 armed youths in civilian clothes “used extremely violent force to breach the perimeter” of the UN base.
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