UN says 3 WFP porters killed

Violence against aid workers is increasingly common in oil-rich South Sudan, which is suffering the world’s first famine for six years.

Members of the Libyan National Army (LNA), also known as the forces loyal to Marshal Khalifa Haftar, patrol the area of Qanfudah, on the southern outskirts of Benghazi

The WFP in a statement said the porters were among at least 16 civilians killed when soldiers blocked off roads in the northwestern city of Wau and militias aligned to the government went house-to-house, killing people from minority tribes on Monday.

The UN said that two died of machete wounds and the third was shot.

The WFP said that the men appear to have been killed on Monday as they tried to make their way to a WFP warehouse.

Local media have reported a higher death toll from the violence in Wau but it is difficult for reporters to reach the city and local authorities and aid agencies are unwilling to comment.

Six aid workers were killed in an ambush on Wednesday and 79 have been killed since the civil war began.

The conflict in the world’s youngest nation erupted when the president fired his deputy in 2013, sparking a confrontation between two of the country’s largest ethnic groups.

Since then, the conflict has broadened and fragmented, drawing in a number of smaller ethnic groups and dividing some of the larger ones.

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