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US man killed in South Sudan 'caught in fighting', says army

The US Embassy in South Sudan confirmed an American man has been killed in the conflict-torn nation.

The man was killed on Saturday morning when opposition rebels attacked the town of Kaya on the Ugandan border, South Sudan army spokesman Colonel Domic Chol Santo told The Associated Press.

He said the man was "caught in the fighting" that also left 15 rebels dead.

The opposition says it is looking into the reports.

The man's body is at the military hospital in South Sudan's capital, Juba, until next of kin are notified.

South Sudan's civil war is well into its fourth year, with tens of thousands of people killed.


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