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4 peacekeepers wounded in Upper Nile

Author : Clement Wani | Published: Friday, April 25, 2014

Four UN peace keepers were wounded after a barge they were traveling in came under attack on the Nile River in Upper Nile state yesterday.

UNMISS said unknown gunmen shot at the barge carrying humanitarian supplies to people in Malakal.

“Yesterday morning a convoy of barges carrying food and fuel supplies for our base in Malakal came under small army fire and rocket propelled grenade from an unknown elements on the northern bank of the Nile River, about fifteen kilometers west of Tonga Upper Nile state,” explained Joseph Contreras, Mission’s Deputy Spokesperson.

“Fortunately, none of the four peacekeepers and crew members who were wounded is in the life danger situation.”

Mr. Contreras said that they have not established the identity of the attackers.

“We are yet to identify and trace the identity of the assailants who opened fire on the convey of barges.

The UN mission said “both the spokesperson for the SPLA and the opposition forces have denied any responsibility for the attack”.

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