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10 people killed on S. Sudan’s Juba-Bor road


Buses and cars stuck on the Juba-Bor road at Malualchat. May 2, 2011 (ST)
May 5, 2017 (JUBA) - Ten people, including three children and five women, have been killed in an ambush on a passengers’ car on Juba- Bor road on Friday, relatives and officials said.

Armed robberies are common on South Sudan highways. Rebels and gunmen are allegedly responsible for these criminal attacks. The bloody attack on Juba-Bor road occurred near Gameza, a centre in Terekeke State at some 120km from Juba.

"Three children died as well as five women and two men. The driver was shot and killed instantly and the gunmen then killed passengers," a witness who was travelling in another car told Sudan Tribune late on Friday.

Three people survived in the ill-fated vehicle. The survivors are said to be one woman and two children. The Land Cruiser hardtop was travelling to Bor from Juba.

Jonglei state information Minister Akech Dengdit confirmed the ambush but declined to discuss further details.

Dengdit said police is still investigating the incident.

Other sources told Sudan Tribune that tension has been rising between Murdari and Dinka Bor in recent days after two people from both sides were killed in unclear circumstances. It is not clear which side started the fight.

Hundreds of people and thousands displaced during armed clashes between the two ethnics in 2009. Also, it led to close the Bor-Juba road which is crucial to supply Bor with essential food commodities imported from neighbouring countries.


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  • 6 May 07:54, by Eastern

    From the north of the country to the south; and from the east to the west, various South Sudanese communities are embroiled in disputes with the dinkas. What’s the problem really?

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    • 6 May 08:26, by Eyez

      It’s only going to get worst, as long as Kiir, the Mathiang Anyoors and their handlers the JCE are not rounded up and put on a leash, there will be ambushes and burning on the roads.

      I don’t condone the killing of any children, but the government has set a very dangerous precedent by killing women and children across countless villages, which makes others justify such actions as a retaliation.

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      • 7 May 02:36, by Dinka-Defender-General

        Eyez, you will never get anything beside attacking innocent civilians and "Kiir, the Mathiang Anyoors and their handlers the JCE" will occupy your cities and lands forever. Remember this, the more you will resist Dinka governments as you called it, the more you live outside your cities. You will dead trying. Also remember Mathiang Anyoor was formed after Machar formed White Armies, and Equatorian

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        • 7 May 02:43, by Dinka-Defender-General

          continue.. furthermore, Equatorian formed Equatoria Defense Forces and Arrow Boys, and many other tribes had done before Dinka came up with Mathiang Anyoors. Now, you blame Dinkas for forming private armies. Anybody who kills civilians will always be criminal under international law and they will be punished for it. What is the point if you cannot even live in your city. Please go back to Congo.

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  • 6 May 08:59, by Makana Abuk

    What the hell is going on really? You folks will one day say, "Sir forgive us for we were not knowing". Why should you killed innocent poor travelers? Attack government garrison if you are a real fighter. Cowardice act.

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    • 6 May 09:13, by Eastern

      Makana Abuk,

      It is wartime not travel time! Let Kiir start using military convoys the way Sadiq el Mahdi and Omar Bashir did during the war he waged against their governments. South Sudanese should be in UN PoCs and refugee camps in neighbouring countries...!

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  • 6 May 09:56, by Sunday Junup

    Still Kiir us happy and belief peace is still running what a mess. Children and women are the target now. God forgive us I don’t want children and woman to be targe. Kirr, step aside and give peace a chances

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  • 6 May 10:51, by Makana Abuk

    What is the connection between Kiir and the civil population? Are you fighting Kiir, civil population or Jieng? Can you please attack military convoy or garrison.

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  • 6 May 13:36, by Nuer bi Bay Dom

    Dinka,do you think that the women and children which Mathiang anyoor kill from other tribes in south sudan are not the same to your children or you don,t think that the fathers and brother should caryy out the revenge kill ?

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    • 6 May 15:18, by Don-Don Malith Rual

      My condolences goes to the family and victim’s of the lose one
      May almighty God rest their souls in external peace.How sad is it to killed innocent civilians in particular women and children who just travelling to their home land! God must have
      sub-guide these folks.security should be provided to all civi6 wherever the go on public road.

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  • 6 May 13:59, by Faucett Carefree

    This is cowardice killing ,why do you killed the innocent civilians,why do you destroy your own nation?to our dear brothers in the north ,east and south of Bor .Govt weakness isn’t the tribal weakness late us coexist with a sheep heart.i know it isn’t now but later you will reap what you sow.

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  • 6 May 14:00, by Faucett Carefree

    This is cowardice killing ,why do you killed the innocent civilians,why do you destroy your own nation?to our dear brothers in the north ,east and south of Bor .Govt weakness isn’t the tribal weakness late us coexist with a sheep heart.i know it isn’t now but later you will reap what you sow.

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  • 6 May 14:51, by Makana Abuk

    Nuer abi bay dom,
    Look beyond your noise bro, the name you have given yourself above is a total tribalism. Are you fighting Dinkaism for Nuerism? Is that the NATION we want? No, lets not.

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  • 8 May 10:38, by Rais wen

    I hear Dinka defender, when will you be defending the Dinka and at what aspect?
    Your points are out of order and please behave mutually. Tit for tat is a fair game. if you the Jienge and your foolish government still attacking other people, how special are you to be attacked?
    Very soon you will evacuate out of Bor. Just give it some days not even weeks.

    Self defenders Oyeeeeeee

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  • 8 May 10:43, by Rais wen

    The issue of land grabbing has been always noticed by all communities you are intending to grab their soil. I assure you, you will not succeed in this plan til the world comes to an end. You behave as if you created people of South Sudan, you will regret from this reckless acts of yours!!!!!!!!!!

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