Five killed, several injured in South Sudan road ambush

By CISSY MAKUMBI/Daily Monitor

Five people have been confirmed dead and several others injured after a vehicle they were travelling in was ambushed in South Sudan.

The vehicle, a Toyota Noah Reg No. UAS 442B, was travelling from Uganda to Juba. It was ambushed between Moli and Keripii, 55km from Nimule border post.

The incident happened at 10am on Wednesday. The attackers stole the property of their victims.

Lt. Hassan Kato, the Fourth Infantry Division spokesperson said the route to South Sudan is not yet safe: “We appeal to civilians doing business always to be careful while doing their business there.”

In June, five Ugandans, among 15 passengers, were shot dead in an ambush by unknown gunmen on a civilian convoy on Nimule-Juba Highway in South Sudan.

About 35 passengers sustained severe injuries in the ambush at Moli village, about 140 kilometres from Juba, the capital of South Sudan.

Lt. Kato said the deceased were travelling to Juba for a wedding in a Toyota Premio registration no. SSD 393D when they were attacked.

Source: News Now/ Daily Monitor

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.