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UN Security Council to meet to discuss South Sudan fighting

Violence erupted in Juba on Sunday killing at least 272. (Representative image) Photograph: (Getty)

Reuters United Nations Jul 10, 2016, 05.51 PM (IST)

The United Nations Security Council will meet on Sunday at the request of the United States to discuss new fighting in South Sudan's capital Juba, diplomats said.

Violence erupted in Juba on Sunday and forces loyal to Vice President Riek Machar said his residence had been attacked by President Salva Kiir's troops, raising fears of a slide back into civil war in the five-year-old nation.


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