JUBA, South Sudan

The United Nations deployed troops in South Sudan to deter further violence between communities after the renewed clashes killed some 80 people, a UN official said on Tuesday.

David Shearer, the special representative of the secretary-general and head of UN mission in South Sudan, said in a statement 75 Nepali peacekeepers will patrol the northern Lakes region in the coming weeks to provide a “protective presence.”

The move came after the recent communal clashes left 79 dead and 101 others injured in the region.

“We are urging the communities involved and their leaders to put an end

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