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Fighting At UN Compound Sheltering Refugees In South Sudan Leaves 18 Dead

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Gunmen opened fire on the UN base in Malakai where civilians had been sheltering. JUSTIN LYNCH VIA GETTY IMAGES
Two workers from Doctors Without Borders are among the dead.

JUBA (Feb. 20, 2016) — Fighting at a United Nations compound sheltering people fleeing conflict in South Sudan has killed 18 people, including two Medicins Sans Frontieres workers, the international medical aid group said.

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5 killed as gunmen attack UN base in South Sudan

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SEEKING SHELTER. Crowds line up at the UNMISS protection site of Tomping compound in Juba, South Sudan, February 20, 2014. File photo by Charles Lomodong/EPA
The United Nations confirms at least 5 fatalities, while residents give a higher death toll

JUBA, South Sudan (Feb. 18, 2016) — Gunmen in South Sudan opened fire on civilians sheltering inside a United Nations base, killing at least 5 people, the UN said Thursday, February 18, the latest in a string of atrocities in the war-torn nation.

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