S.Sudan gunmen attack UN base sheltering civilians: residents, rebels

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Juba (AFP)

Gunmen in South Sudan opened fire on civilians sheltering inside a United Nations base, residents and rebels said Thursday, the latest atrocity in the war-torn nation.

"They killed seven people and injured 32 people, including a young boy whose father was also killed," said resident Jacob Nhial, speaking from inside the UN base in Malakal in the northeast. Rebels also reported the shooting, but the numbers killed could not be independently confirmed.