South Sudan evacuations continue; some locals turned back

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The United States, India and other countries continue to evacuate their citizens from South Sudan, where a fragile cease-fire appears to hold amid fears of a return to civil war.

India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced Thursday morning that two aircraft had landed in the capital, Juba, for evacuations.

The U.S. Embassy has said it was arranging flights out of the country for Americans on Thursday.

Other evacuees have already landed in neighboring Kenya and Uganda and elsewhere.

Germany's foreign office says those evacuated on Wednesday included three wounded Chinese peacekeepers from the U.N. mission in South Sudan and citizens from Britain, France, Poland, Norway, Australia, Canada, Kenya and other countries.

But South Sudanese trying to flee the country by road have reported being turned back from the border.