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Top S. Sudan military officer gunned down in Juba


March 13, 2014 (JUBA) – A top military officer from South Sudan army (SPLA) was inadvertently assassinated on Wednesday in Juba, relatives and police authorities said on Thursday.

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South Sudan SPLA soldiers stand in a vehicle in Juba December 20, 2013 (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic)

A Sudan Tribune reporter who visited the scene said Major General Kuac Deng Kuac, who was commanding SPLA forces around Jonglei’s Pibor area and originally hailed from Northern Bahr el Ghazal (NBeG), was gunned down along Juba University and Tumbura crossing point in South Sudan’s capital.

It remains unclear what caused the shooting that subsequently led to his death, although relatives and government officials claimed he “died in the hands of Central Equatoria Patrol Police force”.

Police officers from the Central Equatoria were on patrol when the shooting occurred and have been accused of involvement in the incident.

More than 10 police officers who were on duty at the time were initially arrested, but some have already been released after preliminary investigations found that they were not in any way involved, although at least two police officers remain in custody.

“They assassinated him by a gunshot at his rear head and the bullet came out in the forehead, injuring his left hand too, Daniel Akol Diing, NBeG’s chief whip, said on Wednesday, describing Kuac as “a hero and freedom fighter”.

Multiple eyewitnesses said the general was last seen at around 8.20pm (local time) on Wednesday at a place in Mahatah Yei, one of the residential areas in Juba between its university and city centre.

He was seen chatting near a tea making place with former NBeG health minister Tong Akeen and several others.

Kuac held several positions, including military police commander of the SPLA forces in Juba, before serving as commissioner for Aweil East from 2010 to 2012 when he was replaced.

Both the SPLA and police spokespersons have confirmed the shooting, saying only that a joint investigation with the full participation of the deceased’s relatives would be conducted to establish the circumstances of the incident.

Kuac is the third top military officer from Northern Bahr el Ghazal to be gunned down following the eruption of violence less than three months ago between rebel forces and those loyal to president Salva Kiir.

His body will be airlifted from Juba to his home state for burial to his home state after the arrival of some of his immediate family members from Uganda.


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  • 14 March 2014 06:01, by omoni jr.

    Imagine, people are dying for nothing,but because of kiir regime. We Equatorians watch you closely dogs,

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    • 14 March 2014 06:11, by Mi diit

      Why only army generals from Norther Bahr el Ghazal of Malong Awan are dying always and not from Warrap of Salva Kiir? Something is fishy? I suspect that there is hidden game between the two states.

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      • 14 March 2014 06:13, by Mi diit

        Or maybe he has been harassing citizens of Central Equatoria state.

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        • 14 March 2014 06:47, by mathem jech amer


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        • 14 March 2014 13:07, by Bentiu son

          RIP!bravo Mi diit,the assassinated Brigadier Gen Kuach Deng was ambushed by strong men of Greater Equatoria region because the late Kuac Deng was poorly assigned by Salva Kiir n his Dinka Bor thugs Kuol n Makuei plus Tellar Ring to assassinate SPLA strong man Lt Gen Mobutu Mamur who marched out during their Security meeting with Salva Kiir. Source see South Sudan Liberty News

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          • 14 March 2014 13:16, by Bentiu son

            Therefore,from inception of Salva Kiir brutal regime in 2005,Salva had never be in good faith with Malual Dinka of Northern BEG n Dinka Agaar of Lake State respectively because Salva Kiir believed that the two Dinka clans didn’t support him when he rebelled against SPLA led by our hero late Dr Mabior who hailed from Dinka Twice East of Jonglei State.Salva imposed his own wills against Lake State

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            • 14 March 2014 13:25, by Bentiu son

              as well as North BEG State by imposed the two dictators Matur Chut Dhuol n Paul Malong Awan Anei for his own interest rather the interest of those communities in their respective States.What a joke? Dictator Matur Chut Dhuol is tenure is up n Malong Awan;s gubernatorial term became so monotonous n boring indeed for Malual Agarnyang as well as other RSS people.We in entire nation,are really sorry

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      • 14 March 2014 06:18, by omoni jr.

        Diarrhea and skin diseases attacked warrap state yesterday because of their misbehaving and against the UN. Hahaha,how funny is that!!!!

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        • 14 March 2014 06:24, by Mi diit

          omoni jr,
          Those greedy people will keep on dying one by one and will only realize it too late. They will one day curse Kiir and beg for forgiveness by others.

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          • 14 March 2014 08:12, by BM-21

            MI Diit
            Brig.Gen Kawach Deng Kawach is a hero,he fought for 21 years for the sake of his citizen as S.Sudanese of which he can not harass his own people of Central Equatoria.
            Gen.Kawach Deng Kawach,is not a food lover like cowardice Nuers.

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      • 14 March 2014 06:22, by luak T

        President Kiir want to assinated all the Awielian Generals and letter fire Malong Awan.Aweil people do not know that Kiir has a plan to kill them in the name of we Dinka.

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        • 14 March 2014 06:51, by Lotodo Awino Odug

          There will be a price for those who killed him, rest in peace Kuaacdit.

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    • 14 March 2014 06:57, by Lotodo Awino Odug

      A big city like Malakal shouldn’t be left to the rebels for almost a month, thank to spla generals with ghost names on the payrols. these over 700 generals should go fight with their asses.

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    • 14 March 2014 07:04, by Bolman

      Thank God let them died, because they killing innocent people God will counts upon them, until the last bullet hit Kiir his ugly face, not yet Kiir must died this year not later two Months

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    • 14 March 2014 09:00, by Son of Ngundeng

      Dear All,
      Don’t cry for the death of anyone of Warrap state, those are bulshirt, Ngundeng said[ baa jii guorii jol kee thoul luak]Also Kiir is very soon will follow the dead commanders whose got kill by his regim, even him[ tee kee guor be waa luak boua].

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    • 14 March 2014 10:25, by ngadodo

      Omoni,It’s good that people able to speaking they’re minds regarding things which concern them. but I don’t like Sytematic SPLM ranks which disgned to people follow it. it’s great lession to them that, next time their not able to put dump into hight office of Presidences. so now start eating them including all Country, but i doesn’t have any problem with tribes,just leadership his sick, not pple

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  • 14 March 2014 06:52, by Joseph Canada

    General,rest in peace. This killing smear of the good citizens to safe Kiir will one day come to light.!!

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  • 14 March 2014 06:56, by DDooggaa

    That is really good. Because they like their useless kiir.

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    • 14 March 2014 07:08, by Lotodo Awino Odug

      Nobody is safe anymore, with the present of Unmiss and now IGad forces, death will hung around your house even when you hide in a bunker. the foolish and food lovers will be use as instigators,in order to keep UN food assistance flowing for refugees and money for UN workers.

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  • 14 March 2014 07:07, by Uncle J

    Cold war is going on in Juba and dumb dinka are getting assassinated everyday without knowing the cause. I called it rebels connection because such assassination of specific dinka top military officials wasn’t at the stake b4 rebellion erupted. As far as I know Salva Kiir would soon get assassinated as well bcoz Mr. Riek is too good at setting up people.

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  • 14 March 2014 07:21, by 4Justice

    Kiir must quit, he’s a cursed man!

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  • 14 March 2014 08:14, by Gat Gan Kiir


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  • 14 March 2014 08:50, by tootke’bai-ngo


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  • 14 March 2014 10:08, by Beny yomnhoi

    am doubt about those coward equatorian could be the assasinators of the dinkas general.the death of Marac Akoon and Kuac Deng Kuac is painfull to me even if am not from Aweil their death occure around Juba territory.how could such people die like dog in stead the dead in battle field like General jongroor but it was Malual Ayom tactic which cause his death.am so sorrrrrrrrrrrrrow for their death

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    • 14 March 2014 15:14, by Lotodo Awino Odug

      Malual had no hand in the killing of Abraham Joongroor, he was killed due to panic from the unexpected umbush. Bor do liquidate themselves due to personal successes. talking bad against our nemesis is what we do, it doesn’t go beyond anihilition of one being.

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      • 14 March 2014 15:17, by Lotodo Awino Odug

        omission: do not liquidate.

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