Two men walk near the Paloch oil fields in South Sudan's Upper Nile state, site of an oil complex and key crude oil processing facility near the border with Sudan, March 2, 2015.

Reuters: South Sudan fighting continues near major oilfield, U.N. asks for a halt

* Government says in control of oilfields
* U.N. asks for investigations into atrocities committed (Adds U.N. Secretary General spokesman comment)

JUBA, May 20 (Reuters) - Four people were killed when two mortar bombs hit a U.N. compound and a site housing civilians in the town of Melut near South Sudan's Paloch oilfields, and a state official said fighting between troops and rebels stretched into Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the rebel SPLA-in-Opposition told oil firms to shut down and evacuate workers from the Paloch oilfields and said its fighters had captured the site of a refinery under construction in Melut.

The U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said four civilians were killed and eight others wounded in fighting on Tuesday when two mortar bombs landed in the UNMISS compound in Melut and a site housing civilians there.

More News On South Sudan's Civil War

South Sudan army seizes key rebel enclave: minister -- AFP
South Sudan: Casualties as UN Compound Is Bombed -- AP
Heavy fighting in S.Sudan oil state: UN -- AFP
UN condemns escalated fighting in South Sudan, deplores deaths of civilians in UN camp -- UN News Centre
South Sudan rebels say capture oil refinery, tell firms to leave -- Defense Web
Rebel advances in Upper Nile State increase risk of suspension to remaining oil production in South Sudan -- IHS Jane's 360
South Sudan denies rebels have taken control of oil fields -- World Oil

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