UN mission concerned about aerial bomb attacks in South Sudan

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An injured woman in South Sudan holds her head in pain.

Recent bomb attacks in South Sudan have killed eight people and injured 22 others, the United Nations mission in the country (UNMISS) reports.

The mission is concerned about continued aerial bombardments of civilian areas in Unity and Warrap states.

Corinne Momal-Vanian is a UN spokesperson in Geneva:

"Over the weekend, UNMISS confirmed several bombings including five bombs that dropped in Mayom town yesterday evening where a UN mission country support base was hit. As a result of these bombings, eight civilians were killed and 22 were injured."

The UN Secretary-General has reiterated his deep concern over the continued hostilities between South Sudan and its neighbour, Sudan.

Ban Ki-moon is also alarmed by reports of the build-up of armed militia in the disputed border region of Abyei.

He calls on the leaders of the two countries to fulfil their responsibilities to maintain peace and stability.

Duration: 14″

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