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Several dead as convoy ambushed in South Sudan

At least 11 people, including five journalists, were killed in South Sudan’s western region, when gunmen attacked their convoy in the country’s west, a military spokesman told the Associated Press news agency.
Col. Phiip Aguer blamed the attack on Tuesday on the Ugandan rebel group the Lord’s Resistance Army believed to be hiding in neighboring countries.
Aguer said the rebels came into South Sudan’s Western Bahr el-Ghazal state from Sudan, Chad or Central African Republic.
South Sudan is struggling to contain lawlessness as conflict between the government and the rebels continues.
The fighting started in December 2013, when forces loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar fought the national army of President Salva Kiir’s government.
The two sides have signed several peace deals brokered by neighboring governments, but none has actually stopped the warfare in the oil-rich country.