Home | News    Friday 28 March 2014

S. Sudan conflict: 12 killed in Jonglei’s Duk county

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

March 27, 2014 (JUBA) – Twelve people have been killed and fourteen others injured in fighting in Jonglei state’s Duk county after rebels re-entered the area, the area’s commissioner Elijah Mocnom Wuor said.

JPEG - 41.7 kb
During the conflict between the South Sudanese army and rebels, which began in December 2013, the Duk Lost Boys Clinic in Jonglei state was looted and attacked. (Photo: John Dau Foundation. March 2014)

Commissioner Wuor, told Sudan Tribune on Thursday from Panyagor, the headquarters of neighbouring Twic East county that rebel forces remain in control of Duk county’s Padiet payam [district].

"Twelve civilians are killed and fourteen wounded," said Wuor, adding that there is fear that the rebels were advancing into neighbouring villages and swampy areas where villagers have taken refuge.

Philip Thon Leek, a lawmaker representing Duk county, told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday that injured people have been flown to Juba for treatment.

Duk county has witnessed a series of raids recently from anti-government forces, despite the area to be initially largely peaceful during the first weeks of the recent conflict which began in mid-December.

After clashes began between members of the army in the capital Juba fighting spread to the Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile states.

Over 700,000 people have been displaced and an estimated 10,000 people killed in conflict.

The rebels have been accused of a series of violations against civilians in Jonglei, including looting a clinic in Duk couty run by the John Dau Foundation.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


What federal system is suitable for South Sudan? 2019-11-12 11:06:55 By Dr Jacob K. Lupai* Introduction Federalism is seen as a constitutional arrangement for dividing power between different levels of government so that federated states, regions or provinces can (...)

Differences between Sudan government, SRF and FFC are the main issues of concern 2019-11-09 11:17:17 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman As the proverb goes, the difference of opinion does not spoil amity and does not spoil the friendliness issue. On the other hand, mere differences of point of view and (...)

Can women make the world more peaceful? 2019-11-06 11:31:03 By Paulino Akoon Yel Dut A genuine comprehensive analysis shows that involving women in peacebuilding increases the probability that violence will end in an easy manner. Hence we should thank (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.