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Death toll from Juba-Bor road attack rises to 30


May 6, 2017 (JUBA) – The number of people killed in Friday’s attack on the road between South Sudan capital, Juba and the northeastern town of Bor has risen to 30.

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A overturned truck on the Juba-Bor road, which has become almost impassable as a result of the rainy season and its poor condition (ST)

The attack occurred about 150km from Juba.

“There was no [telephone] network in Bor and people traveling from Juba never heard that tragic news and fell in the ambush,” said Awan Deng, who lost a relative.

According to multiple sources, 15 bodies were found late on Friday and three more bodies on Saturday. Five people were injured and five others, all men, are missing.

“We were in the same car and when the vehicle was strayed with bullets, I and five other people escaped, only to realize that some children were left in the car. I came back to help the children and fortunately, some soldiers just arrived and the attackers ran away,” narrated John Madang, a survivor.

Although the actual identities of the attackers remain unknown, survivors blamed Mundari tribesmen who inhabit the area. Others pointed fingers at Murle gunmen.

A police officer in Gameza, the center along Juba—Bor highway, said armed youth from Bor community revenged on the Mundari villages.

“Bor [armed youths] have burnt several villages including Gameza town and Safari,” said the officer, requesting to remain anonymous.

In 2009, clashes between Dinka Bor and the Mundari saw dozens killed and thousands displaced, amid calls for calm from Terekeka county and Jonglei state officials.


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  • 7 May 2017 08:12, by Dak tak

    South Sudan only guns and useless decrees rule the country,that happened when the country is ruled by incompetent nincompoop and tribal goons. Another liberation is really needed, because many people now in refugee camps are swearing not to return to south Sudan till salva Kiir is no more in the country. The man ’s leadership is a total and unforgettable nightmare.

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    • 7 May 2017 15:03, by Malakal county Simon

      Dinkas/slaves the enemy of South Sudan and let’s them face the consequences until they realise that South Sudan belong to all tribes......

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    • 8 May 2017 12:02, by deng kual acot

      Hei, revenge. no good and betterment for us. I honestel inform our fellow tribemate that they are digging our owwn grave. all tribes against us in South Sudan; imagine. We must be enslaved as a consequence of our actions in the nearest future. Our sleeping Dogs so called leaders are sleeping on our future. am the only informed & civilized Dinka now in South Sudan. All are blind and deaf& ignorant.

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  • 7 May 2017 15:22, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    This is not about the rules or rulings; this is a complete human rights valuation,Crime against humanity.What did these innocent women and children know about the current political affiliation in South Sudan?This organized crime against humanity has to Stop by all means.Those who are killing innocent people in the name of tribalistic slogans must be held accountable

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  • 8 May 2017 11:03, by Rais wen

    You are talking of human right violation when u can use country resources like guns and other ammunition to attack other tribes based on your interest of land grabbing?

    You must face how bitter it is and this is the way to continue if Jienges are still doing such massacres to other tribes/people of South Sudan. The country was cursed to have this tribalistic jienges

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  • 8 May 2017 11:04, by Rais wen

    You are talking of human right violation when u can use country resources like guns and other ammunition to attack other tribes based on your interest of land grabbing?

    You must face how bitter it is and this is the way to continue if Jienges are still doing such massacres to other tribes/people of South Sudan. The country was cursed to have this tribalistic jienges

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    • 8 May 2017 11:57, by Don-Don Malith Rual

      You talk of land grabbing, Do you factually know who own the land? The land doesn’t belong to individuals, The land is normally own by the government in developing countries.Just a nick of time and this issues of land grabbing will no longer be the case, since the city is now being move to Ram-Chil

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  • 8 May 2017 15:41, by Baby Face

    Mundari deserve genocide from Bor people this time bse they keep on killing our innocent civilian traveling on Juba-Bor road every year and Bor people keep quite but time has come now whereby we will response like what we are doing to murle cattle raiders now, we have no boarder with mundari but Bari we will cross them to the other side of the river. we are tired of you.

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  • 8 May 2017 15:50, by Rais wen

    No rule in developed countries says when you visit places in a country you name it according to your ethnic language as done by you the jienges. Even out of the city, states or counties you still claim its yours. Why then do you do that with ur idiots?
    If you can’t behave to yourselves, you will be in such terrible paths. Treat others well, then the same way they will do to you and vice versa.

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  • 8 May 2017 16:00, by Rais wen

    I hear ’’we will response like what we are doing to murle cattle raiders now’’
    Be ashamed of your statements! Are you not updated by ur cowards of what happened yesterday and Saturday. Contact them and hear stories of how they were badly defeated with their so called heavy weapons from your jienge Akuma. Why escaping again, as if they came to play with the Murle youth? Plan to evacuate out of Bor

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    • 8 May 2017 22:17, by Don-Don Malith Rual

      Cattle rustling had been there even during your grandma n your grandfather’s time,and these ethnicities used it as the way of living. Just came worsening when "mbuzungu" kawaja intruders introduced Armenians.During your grandfather’s spear men master these things was common and normally n in particular these dot .com generations time.Because pple like yourself ’re just learning how to express thei

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      • 8 May 2017 22:29, by Don-Don Malith Rual

        Mr Raise Awen,it appeared to me that you have just risen from the deadly ideologically damming dreamed of tribalistic tribalism. Think before you acts or else do not use this sociall media as a learning forum.you need to go to class first in particular, I could recommend you go to seminary school or theological college so that you could learn the word "mercy"n compassion, sympathy. U still on your

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