More than 450 killed in clashes, says army

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  • Peter Gatdet, the head of a military division in the country’s vast and populous state, switched his loyalty to Riek Machar Wednesday, seizing control of Panpandiar and Malualchaat military bases in Bor.

More than 450 soldiers and civilians have been killed in days of clashes between rival military forces in Juba during a coup attempt in South Sudan, military spokesman Col Philip Aguer has said.

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