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At least 58 killed in attack on UN base in South Sudan

The United Nations said Friday at least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in an attack against one of its bases in South Sudan sheltering thousands of civilians. The top UN official in the war-torn nation, Toby Lanzer, praised peacekeepers from India, Nepal and South Korea for preventing what could have been a massacre of up to 5,000 people, and vowed the world body would use "lethal force" again to protect civilians under their protection.

At least 58 killed in attack on UN base in South Sudan

The United Nations said Friday at least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in an attack against one of its bases in South Sudan sheltering thousands of civilians. The top UN official in the war-torn nation, Toby Lanzer, praised peacekeepers from India, Nepal and South Korea for preventing what could have been a massacre of up to 5,000 people, and vowed the world body would use "lethal force" again to protect civilians under their protection.

UN sounds alarm over attacks of civilians in South Sudan

The United Nations on Friday sounded the alarm over an upsurge in vicious communal violence in conflict-hit South Sudan, after dozens were killed in an attack on civilians sheltering in a UN base. UN officials said "dozens" of people were killed and scores more wounded on Thursday by gunmen posing as peaceful protestors who stormed a UN base in the war-ravaged town of Bor, one of several sites where thousands of people are sheltering from ethnic violence.

Gunmen kill 20 at S. Sudan UN base: US envoy

Gunmen killed at least 20 people and wounded 70 others when they stormed a UN base in South Sudan Thursday, the US envoy to the world body said. Ambassador Samantha Power strongly condemned the "brazen, inhuman attack on unarmed civilians." The United Nations had previously said dozens of civilians from a rival tribe had been wounded in the "unprovoked" attack before peacekeepers fought them off. oh/bfm

U.N. inquiry chief wants North Korea hauled before international court

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The chief U.N. investigator into human rights abuses in North Korea appealed to the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to refer the situation in the reclusive Asian state to the International Criminal Court for prosecution.

Gunmen storm S.Sudan UN base, wound dozens of civilians

Gunmen stormed a UN base in South Sudan Thursday, wounding dozens of civilians from a rival tribe in an "unprovoked" attack before peacekeepers fought them off, the UN said. UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemned the assault in the war-ravaged town of Bor which also left two peacekeepers wounded, warning any attack on UN troops constitutes a war crime. Almost 5,000 civilians are sheltering inside the fortified base of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), one of the most bitterly contested regions in the four-month-long conflict splitting the country.

Gunmen storm S.Sudan UN base, wound dozens of civilians

Gunmen stormed a UN base in South Sudan Thursday, wounding dozens of civilians from a rival tribe in an "unprovoked" attack before peacekeepers fought them off, the UN said. UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemned the assault in the war-ravaged town of Bor which also left two peacekeepers wounded, warning any attack on UN troops constitutes a war crime. Almost 5,000 civilians are sheltering inside the fortified base of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), one of the most bitterly contested regions in the four-month-long conflict splitting the country.

U.N. seeks sanctions waiver to ship arms to Mali via Ivory Coast

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations is seeking an exemption from a U.N. Security Council arms embargo on Ivory Coast so it can ship weapons and military equipment across the East African nation to its peacekeeping mission in landlocked Mali, a spokesman said on Thursday.

Several wounded as gunmen attack civilians in S.Sudan UN base

Several people were wounded in a gun battle in South Sudan Thursday after fighters tried to storm a UN peacekeeping base with terrified civilians sheltered inside, the UN said. The top UN aid official in South Sudan, Toby Lanzer, said he was "outraged" by the assault in the war-ravaged town of Bor, that he said was an "attack of armed youth... on civilians seeking protection". Almost 5,000 civilians are sheltering inside the fortified base of the UN mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in the town, one of the most bitterly contested regions in the four-month-long conflict.

Several wounded as gunmen attack civilians in S.Sudan UN base

Several people were wounded in South Sudan Thursday after gunmen attacked civilians sheltering inside a UN peacekeeping base in the war-ravaged town of Bor, the UN said. The top UN aid official in South Sudan, Toby Lanzer, said he was "outraged" by what he said was an "attack of armed youth in Bor on civilians seeking protection". Almost 5,000 civilians are sheltering inside the fortified base of the UN mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in the town, one of the most bitterly contested regions in the four-month-long conflict in the world's newest nation.
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