Gunfire again erupts in South Sudan’s capital

By Carl Odera, December 17, 2013

JUBA, South Sudan — Gunfire rang out again in South Sudan’s capital late Monday, hours after President Salva Kiir Mayardit said his forces had quelled an “attempted coup” by his fired deputy.

Kiir had said earlier that fighters loyal to former vice president Riek Machar had attacked an army base in the early hours of Monday morning but that the military asserted control. He imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew.

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