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South Sudan rebels kill 5 Indian troops

April 9, 2013 at 12:23 PM   |   Comments

NEW DELHI, April 9 (UPI) -- Rebels in South Sudan have killed five Indian soldiers and wounded four others, with a U.N. peacekeeping force, officials said Tuesday.

A spokesman for the Indian Foreign Ministry said the troops were attacked by rebels in South Sudan's eastern state of Jonglei, the Indo-Asian News Service reported.

Spokesman Syed Akbaruddin announced the deaths in a Twitter message.

He said the soldiers were part of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan.

Akbaruddin said the Indian embassy was working with UNMISS to arrange for return of the five bodies.

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