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S Sudan army clash with rebels; 20 killed

South Sudanese troops attacked a rebel base in the latest violence in troubled Jonglei state, killing at least 19 rebels for the loss of one soldier, officials said yesterday.

Troops launched an attack on a base of rebel commander David Yau Yau on Monday, firing "rocket-propelled grenades and mortar shells", said army spokesman Philip Aguer.

"On the battleground 15 bodies of militia were killed during the attack, later another four were found in the grass", he added. "We lost one killed in action and four wounded....the militia have been chased away."

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