South Sudan rebels take Bor town after 'coup attempt'

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South Sudanese rebels have taken over a key town, the military has said, as fighting continues after Sunday's reported coup attempt.

"Our soldiers have lost control of Bor to the force of Riek Machar," said army spokesman Philip Aguer.

President Salva Kiir has accused Mr Machar, the former vice-president, of plotting a coup - a claim he denies.

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Shame on the Police!

According to a press statement from the police, unidentified armed men attacked on duty police officers at the station in the early hours of Tuesday.During the attack, the suspects stole 14 riffles, five pistols and an undisclosed number of ammunition.Although unconfirmed, it is alleged that the suspects were just carrying knives and axes, which they used to scare the men and women in uniform before they took them hostage to help themselves to...

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