JUBA, July 12 (ChinaMil) -- Facing the still fierce military confrontation in South Sudan on July 11, the Chinese peacekeepers continued to perform peacekeeping missions.
The fierce fighting between government troops of President Salva Kiir and forces loyal to Vice President Riek Machar still continued in Juba, capital of South Sudan, said a peacekeeper from the Chinese peacekeeping infantry battalion to South Sudan on July 11.
Some Chinese peacekeepers were on duty at a refugee camp, and some were guarding the barracks of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), said the peacekeeper.
The Chinese UN peacekeepers are facing huge danger when on duty at the refugee camp because there have been fierce military confrontations in an area near it, and the campsite of the UNMISS has been suffering multiple rocket attacks, the peacekeeper mentioned.
A shell hit an armored vehicle carrying Chinese peacekeepers, who were performing guard tasks at a refugee camp in the barracks of the UNMISS, at 18:39 on July 10, local time, killing two Chinese peacekeepers and injuring other five including two severely wounded ones.
The recent clashes between the rival factions of the South Sudan military troops have caused at least 271 deaths.