Six Aid Workers Killed in an Ambush in South Sudan, United Nations Reports

At least six aid workers were killed in an ambush in South Sudan according to United Nations (UN) report.

The aid workers while traveling from capital Juba to the town of Pibor were attacked on Saturday 25/3/2017 by armed rebels whereby six were killed, UN said on Sunday without specifying if they worked for the UN or giving other details.

UN noted that this was the highest number of aid workers killed in a single incident since the country's civil war began. least 79 aid workers have been killed since then. This year, at least 12 have died and at least eight humanitarian convoys have been attacked.

On Thursday, Indian peacekeepers had protected 800 to 1000 civilians fearful of an imminent attack in Pibor after clashes between clans earlier in the week, a previous UN statement said.



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