South Sudan's army raided Dutch embassy

19th September 2009, Comments 0 comments

The Dutch embassy in southern Sudan was raided earlier this month by an armed group of Sudanese fighters, the Dutch foreign ministry has confirmed to Radio Netherlands Worldwide.

Juba - The southern Sudanese People's Liberation Army searched the embassy for arms as part of an extended search in the regional capital of Juba.

No Dutch embassy workers werer present at the time, but local guards were threatened and let the soldiers in. No arms were found.

Searches were also carried out in the Egyptian embassy, but attempts to enter the US, British and UN missions failed.

The Netherlands and the EU have lodged a complaint with the semi-autonomous South Sudan government, which has since offered its apologies.

Radio Netherlands/Expatica

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