Four US service members wounded in South Sudan attack

The civil war in South Sudan is heating up again, and Americans are at risk. A mission to rescue some American citizens ended when the evacuation helicopter took fire from rebel soldiers. Four US service members were injured and the mission was aborted. CNN: Four U.S. service members were injured when gunfire hit their aircraft during an attempt to evacuate Americans from a violence-hit South Sudanese city Saturday, a Pentagon spokesman said. The troops were trying to land in Bor when gunfire from the ground hit the aircraft, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said. "The aircraft diverted to an airfield outside the country and aborted the mission. The injured troops are being treated for their wounds," Kirby said. The aircraft went to Nairobi, Kenya, so the wounded could be treated, a senior U.S. official said. The evacuation attempt came after days of deadly clashes in South Sudan, including a reported coup attempt in the capital, Juba, last weekend. Bor also has...(Read Full Post)