Clashes Inside UN Compound in South Sudan Kills At Least 18
February 19 , 2016
Clashes that broke out inside the United Nations compound in South Sudan on Wednesday, escalated further on Thursday killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 40. Two members of Doctors Without Borders team were among the people killed. According to the statements by United Nations Mission in South Sudan, the youths from two ethnic groups – Shilluk and Dinka – used small arms, machetes, and other weapons during the fight. The fighting happened at a U.N. civilian protection site in the city of Malakal where the U.N. police had to use tear gas to disperse the crowd. The protection site reportedly houses 200,000 Sudanese displaced by violence.