South Sudan convoy ambushed ‘leaving 14 dead’


ESAT News (June 9, 2017)

Gunmen in South Sudan have ambushed a convoy travelling from Uganda to the capital, Juba, leaving 14 people dead including a number of soldiers.

A military spokesperson has confirmed the numbers who were killed and added that nine others were wounded. He told the BBC that some of them are being treated in Juba.

The road from the Ugandan border to Juba is a lifeline for South Sudan.

Meanwhile, Reuters news agency reports Somali officials have now revised their estimate of how many died in Thursday’s attack in the north-east of the country.

The al-Shabab militant group claimed responsibility for the attack on a military base some 70km from Bosaso in the semi-autonomous Puntland region.
It said that 61 soldiers had died.
A military officer who had initially told Reuters that 20 people were killed now says that the death toll was higher.(END)