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Indian envoy: 3 UN peacekeepers killed in South Sudan

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) - India's U.N. Ambassador Asoke Mukerji says three U.N. peacekeepers from his country were killed when armed youths breached a U.N. compound in South Sudan.

It was the first announcement of U.N. personnel killed in this week's upsurge of ethnic-based violence in the world's newest nation.

After the announcement by India's U.N. Ambassador Asoke Mukerji at a meeting on U.N. peacekeeping Thursday, Pakistan's U.N. Ambassador Masood Khan asked for a minute of silence, and diplomats rose to pay tribute to the fallen soldiers.

Mukerji said that "unfortunately, just this very morning such militia groups have targeted and killed three soldiers from India in South Sudan."

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