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Gunmen kill 20 in attack on South Sudan UN base
indiatimes.com ^ | 18 Apr, 2014, 10.35AM IST

Posted on 04/17/2014 10:51:53 PM PDT by BenLurkin

UNMISS said in a statement that "the armed mob forced entry into the site and opened fire on the internally displaced persons sheltering inside the base".

Its forces returned fire -- first firing warning shots and then taking part in a ferocious gun battle -- before the fighters retreated, it added.

The civilians had fled into the base weeks ago amid brutal ethnic massacres in the world's newest nation.

Information Minister Michael Makuei said that a "huge number" of gunmen had come seeking revenge for the rebel capture of the oil town of Bentiu two days ago hoping to kill the trapped civilians, many of them children.

(Excerpt) Read more at economictimes.indiatimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: darfur; iran; southsudan; sudan
Who would do such a thing?
1 posted on 04/17/2014 10:51:53 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Ain’t gonna end until Satan’s little helpers are all finally consigned to h-e-double hockey sticks. RIP.


2 posted on 04/17/2014 11:37:09 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: BenLurkin

Warning shots ?


3 posted on 04/18/2014 3:53:32 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: riverrunner

“Warning shots?”

Exactly. I bet they wish they had those precious few seconds back.


4 posted on 04/18/2014 5:26:01 AM PDT by moovova
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