A group of the 195 opposition soldiers are seen after arriving with General Simon Gatwech Dual, the chief of staff of the South Sudan rebel troops, in Juba, South Sudan, 25 April 2016. Reports state Dual arrived back in Juba as part of a peace agreement.
JUBA - Gunfire was once again heard in South Sudan&39;s capital on Sunday as former rebels and government soldiers exchanged fire on the outskirts of the city.
BREAKING: Fresh firefight in South Sudan capital: residents, UN— AFP news agency (@AFP) July 10, 2016
"Gunshots, heavily armed exchange UN House area once again; going on now since approx. 0825 (0525 GMT)," the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said on Twitter.
The UN runs a camp for people uprooted by the war close to where both former rebels and government soldiers are camped.
Gunshots, heavily armed exchange UN House area once again; going on now since approx. 08:25 @unmissmedia— UNMISS (@unmissmedia) July 10, 2016
Residents fled the area as the UN reported the use of mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and "heavy ground assault weaponry".
A spokesman for former rebel leader turned vice president Riek Machar blamed government troops.
"Our forces have been attacked at Jebel base," said James Gatdet Dak, who claimed the attack had been repulsed. "We hope it will not escalate," he said.
The outbreak of fighting on Sunday morning was the first since Friday when brief but heavy exchanges of fire left an estimated 150 soldiers dead on both sides, on the eve of the country&39;s fifth anniversary of independence.
Sustained clash, ongoing since approx. 08:25 heavy weapons, UN House area @unmissmedia— UNMISS (@unmissmedia) July 10, 2016
There were no details of casualties from Sunday&39;s shooting.
The recent violence in the world&39;s youngest country represents yet another blow to a shaky peace deal that has so far failed to end the civil war that broke out in December 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused Machar of plotting a coup.