Five Soldiers Killed In South Sudan Clashes

At least five soldiers have been killed, following clashes, between rival army factions, in the South Sudanese capital, Juba.

Five government soldiers have been killed in clashes between rival army factions in South Sudan’s capital Juba, a military official has said.

Soldiers loyal to Vice-President Riek Machar are said to have opened fire at a checkpoint manned by troops of President Salva Kiir.

Civil war broke out in South Sudan in 2013 after clashes between soldiers loyal to Machar and President Kiir.

Machar returned to Juba in April after the two men reached a peace deal. These are believed to be the first serious clashes in Juba since then.

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