MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin confirmed the news of the attack in Akobo in Jonglei State where the Indian peacekeepers lost their lives.
The five Indian soldiers, part of the peacekeeping force, escorting a UN convoy in South Sudan were killed in an ambush by Sudanese rebels.
Two of the injured soldiers will also be flown back to India on Wednesday. They both need urgent medical treatment.
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