Gunmen abduct 89 boys in war-torn South Sudan: U.N.

February 21, 2015 3:36 PM

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JUBA (Reuters) - Gunmen in war-ravaged South Sudan have abducted at least 89 boys, some as young as 13, from their school in oil-rich Upper Nile State, the United Nations said on Saturday.

The boys were taken while doing their exams and the total number of kidnapped children could be "much higher", the U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF) said.

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