South Sudan says rebels kill 21 civilians in ambush


Rebels attacked trucks carrying civilians in South Sudan, killing 21 people, as violence between rival forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and his former vice president risks dragging the country back into civil war.

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan said in a statement today, it had received reports of horrific violence being perpetrated against civilians in Central Equatorial State and urged both rebel and government commanders to control their forces and cease hostilities.