KAMPALA, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- Injuries were caused when U. S. aircraft were shot at in South Sudan Saturday, according the the Ugandan military.
At least three U. S. service personnel were injured in the shooting when the two aircraft were heading to Bor. The aircraft landed in the Ugandan capital Kampala and the injured were flown to Nairobi in neighboring Kenya for treatment.
China urges South Sudan parties to ensure personnel safety
UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese envoy to the UN on Friday called on all parties of South Sudan to take effective measures to stop violence, protect civilians and ensure the safety of personnel.
The UN Security Council has been watching closely on development of the situation in South Sudan and supported the efforts of the UN and the African Union which seek to reach a dialogue between all parties of the country to realize peaceful resolution, said Liu Jieyi, China's permanent representative to the UN, after the council's closed-door consultation on South Sudan.Full story
Ban slams deadly attack on UN base in South Sudan
UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Friday strongly condemned a deadly attack on a UN base sheltering civilians in South Sudan, which killed at least 20 civilians and two Indian peacekeepers, and called on all parties concerned to exercise restraint and cease hostilities.Full Story
At least 20 civilians killed in UN base in South Sudan
UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said on Friday that at least 20 of the civilians who sought refuge in a UN base in the country's northeast have been killed in an attack, which also left two Indian peacekeepers dead.
"UNMISS estimates that at least 20 of the civilians who sought refuge inside the base were killed during the attack" which occurred in Akobo town, Jonglei State, on Thursday, UNMISS said in a statement.Full story