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UN says 2 Indian peacekeepers were killed in South Sudan, 1 wounded@

December 20, 2013

The U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan says two Indian peacekeepers were killed at their base and one was injured.

India’s U.N. Ambassador Asoke Mukerji had said Thursday that three peacekeepers from his country were killed when armed youths breached a U.N. compound in Akobo, Jonglei state. But the U.N. mission said the third peacekeeper was injured and evacuated to a U.N. medical facility in Malakal.

The U.N. mission issued a statement Friday that condemned “in the strongest terms the violence that occurred in Akobo and continues in other parts of the country.”

The statement said “we call on all parties to the crisis to refrain from further violence and seek a peaceful resolution”.

(The Associated Press) (from Broadcast News Ltd.)