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South Sudanese army kills 16 in border town: reports

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April 5, 2017 (PAJOK) - South Sudanese soldiers killed up to 16 people in a town near the Ugandan border, various media outlets reported.

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South Sudanese SPLA soldiers are pictured in Pageri in Eastern Equatoria state on August 20, 2015 (Photo AFP/Samir Bol)

This incident, which occurred in Pajok, saw hundreds of locals flee into neighbouring Uganda following Monday’s outbreak of violence.

Several eyewitnesses said men wearing uniforms of the South Sudan army arrested nearly a dozen young people and executed them. Sudan Tribune could, however, not independently verify the claim.

A spokesperson for South Sudan’s army was not immediately available to comment.

Meanwhile, the deputy spokesman for South Sudan’s armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO), Gabriel Lam claimed government soldiers looting and killed civilians in the South Sudan town of Pajok.

"They also went to a health unit and found a health worker, and he was slaughtered," Lam told VOA’s South Sudan in Focus programme.

"They grabbed everything from the school, they destroyed the hospital completely, especially in the market center, and they destroyed all the shops and looted everything from the shops,” he added.

Violence associated with South Sudan’s three-and-a-half-year civil war has driven over 1.6 million people out of the country, according to the latest statistics from the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR). Also more than 700,000 currently live in Uganda.

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  • 5 April 08:35, by Manyngoo

    You destroy your own government. every day you performing worst than the Rebels.

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    • 5 April 11:20, by Midit Mitot

      Killing, looting, robbing, violent, murder, raping are become South Sudan Army habit.

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      • 5 April 13:25, by jubaone

        Midit,
        Who told you this is an army? These are kiirminals, luakbandits whose preoccupation is cattle rustling, theft and looting. When they fail to fight the real IO "men", they terrorize unarmed civilians while seeking for chicken, goats and cassava.

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    • 5 April 12:00, by padiit gaga

      Ththese are wolves covered themselves with sheep clothed, the look like Government but act like robbers shame to fail Government.

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    • 5 April 12:01, by padiit gaga

      Ththese are wolves covered themselves with sheep clothed, the look like Government but act like robbers shame to fail Government.

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    • 6 April 08:40, by Sadam Kuikoy

      It is unfortunate that some media outlet called them south Sudan army instead of their real name;

      (UNTRAINED DINKA MALIATIAS)

      they don,t deserve to call South Sudan army because they;
      1 don,t know the military code of conducts
      2 they know only their language
      3 How to loot people properties
      4 How to rapes women and girls
      5 They are unprofessional soldiers
      6 How to kills civilian
      Shame on them.

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      • 7 April 09:00, by truth teller

        They are reality .... you fought for them and with them ... now after independence they are your nightmare ... save your kids and women if you can

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  • 5 April 08:58, by Dengda

    its Government pride if the killed dozen of it people, shame on Bar el ghazel led army and government.

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  • 5 April 15:22, by Atemjak

    I suggest Sudantribune to make another report because that is not how it happened or they declare them self to be playing a role to destroy South Sudan

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  • 5 April 15:23, by Fair Man

    The Acholi deserve this death. They were waiting to be slaughtered. Had they joined the IO in the bushes, they could not be attacked and slaughtered like goats. When they are told that there is a danger and all women and children must evacuate and combatants remain, they defied this noble security concern. How can you stay in a town that can be attacked any time by Anyoors?

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    • 5 April 16:35, by jubaone

      Fair Man,
      I read your remarks with agony and wonder where were the able men not to defend women and children from these jienge monsters? Take all women and kids away to refuge, return to fight these insects. As long as they live, they will bother like flies that hover looking for stench. The fight must continue against kiirminals and luakbandits.

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  • 6 April 05:02, by Kush Natives

    They needs to stand their ground or otherwise stop making trouble. They will not rest till they all evacuated to Uganda.

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    • 6 April 06:30, by Nyesi Ta

      The policy of Kiir al Awiir is scorched earth, removal and occupation of ancestral lands of the 63 tribes in South Sudan. The intention is now clearly to drive communities out of their lands.

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