20 Killed in Renewed Fighting Between South Sudan Army, Unknown Gunmen

FILE - South Sudanese government soldiers, shown in an October 2016 photo, and local police repulsed an early morning assault on Yambio, Nov. 10, 2016.
FILE – South Sudanese government soldiers, shown in an October 2016 photo, and local police repulsed an early morning assault on Yambio, Nov. 10, 2016.

JUBA — Nearly 20 South Sudanese were killed and at least 10 others wounded Wednesday and Thursday in renewed fighting in Yei River state’s Kaya, in Yambio, and in the former Upper Nile state. Government and armed opposition forces accuse each other of starting the attacks.

Residents of Yambio said they woke up to the sound of gunshots Thursday morning, causing panic across one area.

Gbudue State Information Minister Joseph Natale Sabun said anti-government forces attacked civilians, forcing government forces to intervene.

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SOURCE: VOA News Online

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