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600 displaced in clashes between SPLA and armed militias in Mundri

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October 12, 2015 (JUBA) - Approximately over 600 people have internally been displaced from Mundri county in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria state following recent military confrontations between the army and unknown armed militias, the United Nations said.

South Sudanese SPLA soldiers are pictured in Pageri in Eastern Equatoria state on August 20, 2015 (Photo AFP/Samir Bol)

Those displaced, the UN mission (UNMISS) said, are seeking protection around and in the immediate vicinity its temporary operating base in the area.

According to a spokesperson for the world body, Western Equatoria state is currently divided between the South Sudanese army (SPLA) and the unknown armed militias.

Meanwhile, the mission said a number of shots were fired into its protection of civilians’ site in South Sudan’s oil-rich Unity state, where some 108,000 displaced persons are being protected. Four of people, including a 13-year old boy, were reportedly injured.

The mission reiterated its call for the parties to the conflict to respect the inviolability of UN assets and premises, including the protection of civilians’ sites, where it continues to protect some 185,000 civilians. It also appealed for protection of the facilities.

(ST)

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  • 13 October 2015 14:08, by okucu pa lotinokwan

    If the Dinka are not very careful on what they are doing to other tribes through the help of Uganda govt in south Sudan every tribes will be their enemy.

    • 13 October 2015 17:14, by Son of Upper Nile

      Good observation so why don’t you advice your corrupt brothers to abandon evil policies, so that the whole tribe will not be victimized. Jieng are brothers to other South Sudanese but JCE greed and dream of domination made Jieng to be seen as trouble makers in Juba, Malakal, Wau, Nimule, Yambio, Maridi, Yei, Leer, Guit, Mayendit & Now in Mundri, Wondruba, Katigiri, Mayom, Raja & still counting

      • 14 October 2015 08:43, by Panda Odhie

        No problem ,whoever victimize Jieng will regret as others who were rushing to finish Jieng realize great lost on themselves today. Let Equatorian kills as they wish, but forgetting that some of their brothers are in Jieng Land searching for jobs.If Jieng are not good people how can you heard ,your person has been killed btn Yei-Juba road,Juba-Mundri road,Juba-Mundari road but no revenge.



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