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Fighting Returns to South Sudan

Rolla Hinedi/UNMISS, via AP

Fighting in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, has left over sixty soldiers dead after President Salva Kiir's security forces put down an attempted coup by supporters of his former deputy, Riek Machar. Kiir said the clashes started when uniformed men opened fire at a meeting of the ruling party on Sunday night. The death toll only reflects the number of people who died in hospitals, as the Health Ministry undersecretary says: “Whoever died outside the hospital, we don’t have their numbers.” As a result of the clashes, Kiir has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew.