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UN Peacekeepers Accept Responsibility for Massacre at S. Sudan's Malakal

The United Nations has accepted responsibility for its failure to respond swiftly during the February massacre of internally displaced persons in the South Sudanese city of Malakal, the spokesman for the U.N. Department of Peacekeeping Operations said Thursday. The U.N.’s Nick Birnback said peacekeepers from Ethiopia, Rwanda and India did not respond in time to protect civilians who were attacked by gunmen Feb. 17 and 18 at the U.N. Protection of Civilian (POC) compound. Thirty people...

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