Nun shot dead in South Sudan - UN radio

2016-05-20 20:00


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Juba - A Slovakian nun working as a nurse in war-torn South Sudan has died after being shot earlier this week, UN radio said on Friday.

Sister Veronika Terezia Rackova was shot in the waist on Monday in the southern town of Yei as she drove to a nearby hospital with a patient.

She was evacuated for medical treatment to the Kenyan capital Nairobi, but died of her wounds. Local State Information Minister Stephen Ladu confirmed her death to the UN's Radio Miraya.

Three people have been arrested in connection with the killing.

Civil war erupted in South Sudan in December 2013, but rebel chief Riek Machar returned to the capital last month as part of a peace deal which saw him become vice president, forging a unity government with President Salva Kiir.

However, fighting continues among multiple militia forces who now pay no heed to either Kiir or Machar.

Read more on:    un  |  south sudan

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