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One killed, four injured on Torit-Kapoeta road


August 15, 2016 (JUBA) – One person was killed and four others injures when unidentified gunmen ambushed a vehicle along Torit-Kapoeta road, officials said Monday.

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The map of Eastern Equatoria state in red

The incident reportedly took place at Okuma Mafi in Hiyala payam of Torit county in South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria state on Sunday.

The state information minister, Josephine Nakuru said those ambushed were national security personal traveling from Torit to Kapoeta county of Eastern Equatoria state.

“The aim of this people were to make sure they got these boys in hand or get the ammunition and the vehicles that these boys were using,” said Nakuru.

One of the security operative, she added, escaped with injuries and was brought at Kapoeta hospital for treatment.

The minister condemned the attacks that frequently occur along the Torit-Kapoeta road, urging bandits to halt the act. Daniel Jino, a trader in Kapoeta, said security in the area mainly worsened after the state was split into two provinces.

He called on neighbouring communities to put aside their differences and work to improve the insecurity that innocent civilians often face on major roads leading to the capital.

"Security in the state was under full control during [Governor Louis] Lobong’s time, but am very worried about what is happening now. Things are now running out of hand", said Jino.


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  • 16 August 2016 13:36, by Eastern

    I have no sympathy for the so-called national security personnel in South Sudan. I wish for the worst for anybody who is a national security or Mathiang anyoor operative. Good riddance!!!

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  • 17 August 2016 06:44, by Joseph Canada

    The news is not clear in how many dead and how many Injured. Its not one person who died. There are 3 security personnel lost and one civilian. The injured were 4.

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  • 17 August 2016 08:34, by Kerem

    Let the Equatorian smell a bit of it now because for the last few years, there has been untold suffering being experienced in Upper Mile, Unity and Jonglei states and Equatorians were just laughing at us instead of giving their hand

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