Updated: 12/20/2013 06:30 | By Agence France-Presse

3 Indian peacekeepers killed in South Sudan

Three Indian peacekeepers were killed in an attack on a UN base in South Sudan on Thursday, India's UN envoy said.


3 Indian peacekeepers killed in South Sudan

A handout photo received on December 19, 2013 from UNMISS shows officers building latrines for civilians seeking refuge in the UNMISS compound on the outskirts of Juba on December 17, 2013

Ambassador Asoke Mukerji said the three were "targeted and killed" during an attack by ethnic Nuer youths on a base at Akobo in Jonglei state where more than 30 civilians from a rival ethnic group had taken refuge.

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