UN blocked from South Sudan town amid reports of killings

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UN peacekeepers in South Sudan say they have twice been prevented from accessing the town of Pajok, where the army is accused of killing civilians.

The peacekeepers say they are concerned about reports of fighting and attacks on civilians. They are calling to be allowed to visit the area in the south of the country.

Several thousand people have fled Pajok into neighbouring Uganda.

The army has denied targeting civilians and blamed the killings on bandits.

Some of the refugees said government troops shot their relatives as they ran, or arrested and then killed them.

Refugees in Uganda say soldiers arrived in Pajok on Sunday and began opening fire on residents at random.

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One told the BBC there had been beheadings, children had been attacked and looting had taken place.

Other reports said some residents had their throats slit before their bodies were strung up from door frames.

A South Sudanese rebel group, the National Salvation Front, has called for an investigation.

South Sudan’s civil war has caused more than 2.2m people to flee their homes.

The UN has said that ethnic cleansing is taking place and has warned of a possible genocide.

©BBC

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  1. Here we go again! Past experience does not seem to be meaningful to us.

    I don’t lose sleep over the so-called “UN peacekeepers” grievance(!!!) for not going into somebody’s House!!!

    But I lose my sleep thinking about the ‘heartless’/gutless’ 54-years old AFRICAN UNION for their criminal silence.

    I lose my sleep too thinking about our Educated-Refined Elites for not getting together and exchanging ideas how to save OUR AFRICA >>>> hoping it is not too late.

    OH! AFRICA , So – UNLUCKY TO BE FERTILE AND RICH IN NATURAL RESOURCES, THUS ATTRACTING THY NEIGHBOURS WITH EVIL EYES.

    EVEN THE ALMIGHTY GOD ………….. I better not go into THAT DYNAMITE.

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