UN condemns attack on mission compound in South Sudan

Juba, April 29 (IANS) The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) condemned an attack on its compound in South Sudan’s Bentiu region where a grenade partly damaged one of the containers located in the humanitarian hub.

In a statement issued in Juba on Thursday, UNMISS said the attack on Monday was carried out by armed forces who used the rocket propelled grenade that landed inside the perimeter of the compound, Xinhua news agency reported.

“Initial investigations indicate that the projectile, along with earlier small arms fire, was directly targeted at the UNMISS compound,” the mission said in the statement.

The statement said the location of the UNMISS compound is well known and there were no known armed forces in the vicinity of the base at the time of the attack.

“The UN takes this opportunity to remind all South Sudanese actors of the sanctity of UN staff, equipment and installations, including the protection of civilians sites and their residents,” the statement said.



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