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5 UN troops, 7 others killed in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan — Armed rebels that South Sudan believes are backed by Sudan opened fire on a United Nations convoy on Tuesday, killing five UN peacekeepers from India and at least seven civilians, officials said.

Hilde Johnson, the top UN envoy in South Sudan, said in a statement that at least nine additional peacekeepers and civilians were injured and some remain unaccounted for.

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