UN confirms 2 Indian peacekeepers killed in S. Sudan

The United Nations said Friday that two Indian peacekeepers were killed and one badly wounded when attackers stormed a base in South Sudan on Thursday.

"We can confirm that two UNMISS Indian battalion troops were killed in action," said a statement by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on the attack at Akobo in Jonglei state. On Thursday, India's UN ambassador had said three peacekeepers were killed.