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U.N. investigates attack on South Sudan peacekeeping site that killed eight| Reuters

May 23, 2015    

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations on Friday said it was launching an investigation and demanding accountability after eight civilians were killed earlier this week by shells fired at its compound in the town of Melut, near South Sudan's Paloch oilfields.Initially a South Sudanese official had said four people were killed on Wednesday by two mortar bombs. But U.N. deputy peacekeeping chief Edmond Mulet said the death toll was eight and that nearly two dozen shells were fired at the U.N. peacekeeping site by combatants."Today it's calm," Mulet told reporters, though he added that it wa...

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