Kenyan UN Peacekeepers Deployed to Troubled South Sudan's Jonglei State

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The United Nations Mission in South Sudan says that a column of 6,000 young people from the Lou Nuer ethnic group has been marching on the town to attack the Murle community.

A battalion of United Nations peacekeepers from Kenya, India and Bangladesh has been deployed to the town of Pibor in the Jonglei State of South Sudan to deter ethnic attacks.
 
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan says that a column of 6,000 young people from the Lou Nuer ethnic group has been marching on the town to attack the Murle community.
 
The town of Likwangole was attacked three days ago, forcing thousands of members of the Murle community to flee to Pibor.
 
Lise Grande the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan says the young men are now on the outskirts of Pibor.
 
/// Cue in: “The column is 6,000 strong..
Cue out: South Sudan’s primary responsibility to protect.//

 

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