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N. Bahr el Ghazal: 2 killed and 6 injured in ‘isolated’ grenade attack


19 October 2011 (JUBA) - At least two people were killed and six injured last week when a grenade exploded at California Bar and Restaurant, located in the outskirts of Aweil, the capital of Northern Bahr el Ghazal state, eye-witnesses informed Sudan Tribune by telephone on Wednesday.

Akot Deng Akot, the Northern Bahr el Ghazal police commissioner, August 25, 2011 (ST)

Betty Athieno, a Kenyan national and an unidentified South Sudanese man were reported to have been killed in the incident, while those critically injured were rushed to hospital.

The cause of the explosion is unclear, although it is rumoured it could have occurred as a result of a disagreement.

Akot Deng Akot, the state’s police commissioner described the attack as an “isolated incident” allegedly planned by aggrieved individuals with differing opinions.

“What occurred last week was highly regrettable and we strongly condemn such acts of cowardice against [...] innocent citizens,” Akot said.

The police in collaboration with security agencies, he added, have launched thorough investigations into the cause of the incident. He did not, however, clarify when the findings of this investigation will be unveiled.

Officials at the Kenyan embassy to South Sudan in Juba told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday that the body of the deceased Kenyan national had been transported to Nairobi and handed over to her relatives.

Attacks of this nature are uncommon in South Sudan, which officially became independent in July. The country’s interior minister recently vowed to crack down on all criminal-related activities in Africa’s newest nation.


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  • 20 October 2011 07:38, by Nan dit

    The police commissioner have to do something in trem of security in NBG. There are unaccountable local Bars located in the community,Bars are found in every corner,some are putting Bar in the same compound together with the family which is not safe to the family incase something happen.

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    • 20 October 2011 07:53, by Nuerone Mafitabu

      you want to behave like those in BOR and RUMBEK.
      Stop killing,and what are you gaining from killing your people?
      That is why other state are hating those who are killers.
      sorry for those who died.

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      • 20 October 2011 08:29, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        How stupid are you son called Nuerone?
        Do you even know what are you talking about?
        and what the heck is wrong with this so called sudantribun for allowed this such people to contune insult other people?

        shame on you sudantribune editors. when did nure stopped killing each other? that incident should not be blame on anybody apart form that person who committed it. go to hell your stupidi

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      • 20 October 2011 15:32, by Madit

        Hey Nuerone, it is good to understand the cause of anything before you say your word,don’t think that Bor and Rembek were just killing themselves for no reason brother.Let us respect our states, cultures and communities as well. We all know that human beings are full of temptations.

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  • 20 October 2011 08:17, by Andrew Ojok

    What’s ’re you guys try to says plse stop being snitch Rumbek and the rest of Bor not involve in crimes those who’s involve clan group ’re illustrate us how to maintain non educators in the regionals heys but to come back to the points of suciders ’re most dangerouse in our nation not even intentional but for fansy reason and games playing people ’re laughs @ the person doing something wrong doing

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  • 20 October 2011 11:25, by Apolloos

    Accidents are not always intended, although done by human beings yet we must believe that the person who did this might have not been in a good physical shape. my message to the Kenyan community is that you are our best friends ever in live, Betty has died because God has called her to his kingdom.
    May God almighty father rest their soul in peace Amen!!!1

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    • 20 October 2011 15:41, by akot

      you are right Mr Polloose, sombody who did that accident mght have not been in a good shape, our security must work hard to find out this accident. let it be the first and last. our hearts are always white to everybody,we don’t have enemies and we don’t want to be enemies to anybody. God will bless our brothers on thier way to everlasting life.

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      • 21 October 2011 14:29, by Abraham Lueth

        This is unfortunate deatths ,i think people of NBeG are realy modernized, and they have been trying all this time to make it possible to secure the State , but becuase sometimes we do,nt control un accident. We will just pray to God so that what happens will not repeat itself otherwise blaming will go to police and secuirty organs for thier failure to fulful their promises and not disarm.

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