South Sudan tense on anniversary amid deadly clashes

July 9, 2016 11:49 AM

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South Sudan tense on anniversary amid deadly clashes

South Sudan's capital, Juba, remained tense on Saturday, the fifth anniversary of its independence, after deadly clashes between rival factions.

Juba is in lockdown amid fresh fighting, apparently sparked by a shootout between the bodyguards of the leaders of the two factions. Some reports speak of dozens dead.

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