S Sudan evacuation flight ‘fired on’

SOUTH_SUDAN_VIOLEN_1689922fCivilians arrive at UNMISS compound adjacent to Juba International Airport to take refugePhoto: AP

A US evacuation flight from South Sudan has been fired on, causing some injuries, say reports from Uganda, where the plane landed.

The aircraft was fired on in the town of Bor, which is occupied by forces loyal to former Vice-President Riek Machar, a Ugandan official said.

South Sudan has been in turmoil since President Salva Kiir accused Mr Machar a week ago of attempting a coup.

At least 500 people have been killed in clashes.


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