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South Sudan police say 5 killed in confrontation near bank

By DENG MACHOL
Associated Press

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Police say at least five people were killed in a gun battle with security forces outside South Sudan’s central bank in the capital, Juba. Spokesman Maj. Gen. Daniel Justin late Friday denied reports of a robbery attempt at the bank. He said the armed people had stolen money from a parked car near the petroleum ministry. He said were all South Sudanese nationals. The central bank in a statement confirmed the incident occurred outside its premises and said calm had returned.

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