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South Sudan Army Clashes With New Rebel Group in Unity State

Southern Sudan’s army clashed with a new rebel group yesterday in oil-rich Unity state, spokesmen for the army and the insurgents said.

The fighting started when a convoy of trucks hit landmines on the road between Mayom and Abiemnhom counties in the state, Southern Sudan’s army spokesman, Philip Aguer, said today by phone from Juba, the regional capital. One vehicle was destroyed and a driver killed, he said.