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3 killed in LRA attack on South Sudan


November 28, 2013 (JUBA) – Suspected Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels attacked five villages in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria state, killing three people and injuring one, aid agencies said.

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An armed fighter of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) stands guard in 2006 in Ri-Kwamba, southern Sudan. (file/AFP)

The incident, the UN humanitarian coordination office (OCHA) said, occurred in Ezo and Tambura counties early this month.

The attackers reportedly looted food and medical supplies, and burned several huts, forcing the population in some villages to flee to neighbouring areas for safety.

“The displacement is considered temporary, and despite the property lost and damaged in the attacks, no major disruptions to livelihoods or need for emergency assistance have been reported,” OCHA said in its latest bulletin.

These, it stressed, were the first suspected LRA-attacks in South Sudan since August 2011, adding that last month’s offensive against its bases in the Central African Republic (CAR), may have pushed them eastwards in search for supplies.

Western Equatoria, according to OCHA, still hosts over 8,000 refugees, displaced from the CAR and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by LRA attacks.


Recently, however, media reports have quoted CAR officials as saying they are in contact with the LRA leader Joseph Kony who, they say, is in bad health and wants assurance over his security after surrendering.

The CAR President, Michel Djotodia was quoted saying that his government was in negotiations with Kony.

"Joseph Kony wants to come out of the bush. We are negotiating with him".

Kony and his senior commanders were indicted by the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2005. The elusive LRA leader is accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.


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  • 29 November 2013 15:54, by Whortti Bor Manza

    This fool and Narco idiot called Bakosoro should learn a lesson. Instead of mobilizing the arrow boys to confront these ruthless criminals the LRA, he embarked on wild adventure to assist Bozize to capture Obo playing rightly into the hands of the enemies of WES. Bakosoro is always out on frequent trips to take ARV drugs. The arrow boys should face these criminals to annihilate them completely.

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    • 29 November 2013 16:59, by yong madhal

      my condoles to those who loss their life and icondomn that unethical attack carried out by joseph konyi in WES

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    • 30 November 2013 08:11, by Pojulu Prince

      Mr. Bor or whatever name you called, you should have respect for leaders who kept their state secure for years. Bakosoro rescued the State of western eq. from LRA attack and he ensured the state secured than Jonglei whereby you idiot hate and kill each other and full of tribalism and nepotism. you should ask yourself and see you State before going to WES. Appreciate what he has than for the ppl WE

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  • 29 November 2013 18:35, by dinkdong

    Where are the SPLA when they should be on that part of the country?

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