Aerial bombings in South Sudan condemned by UN

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UN Evacuates Wounded in Aftermath of Bombings in South Sudan

Continued aerial bombardments of the town of Bentiu in South Sudan have been condemned by the UN mission in the country (UNMISS).

According to reports, the bombing on Monday morning hit a market killing one person and injuring four others.

The United Nations has expressed its concern about the escalation of conflict between Sudan and South Sudan in recent days.

Eduardo del Buey is United Nations Deputy Spokesperson in New York.

"The UN Mission in South Sudan, UNMISS, has deplored the continued aerial bombardments in Bentiu town, which is heavily populated by civilians. The head of the Mission, Hilde F. Johnson, called for the bombings to stop and reminded the parties of their obligation to abide by international human rights and humanitarian law, to take all measures not to harm civilians, and to guarantee the safety of international aid organizations and United Nations personnel and assets."

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The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Sudan and South Sudan to stop the escalation of violence along their border areas.

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