Home | News    Thursday 3 August 2017

Five killed, 13 others injured in S. Sudan highway ambush


August 2, 2017 (JUBA) – Five people were killed and 13 others injured in an ambush that took place along South Sudan’s major highway connecting it to neighbouring Uganda, officials said on Wednesday.

JPEG - 77.8 kb
General view of Juba Nimule road leading to Nimule Park and neighbouring Uganda (Pinterest photo)

The police spokesperson, Daniel Justin said the incident occurred about 54 kilometers from Uganda’s border with South Sudan.

The usually busy highway is the economic lifeline for South Sudan, which imports almost everything from neighbouring nations.

No group has, however, claimed responsibility for the deadly attack often blamed on the armed opposition troops and its allied forces.

The spokesperson for the armed opposition faction loyal to former First Vice-President, Riek Machar said he was unaware of the attack.

“There were no any SPLA IO soldiers sent to attack public transport buses on the Nimule- Juba highway, so we are not responsible for today’s road ambush,” Paul Lam Gabriel told Radio Tarmajuz.

The attackers, according to the army spokesman Lul Ruai Koang hit civilian convoy escorted by the military on the Juba-Nimule highway.

Two of the gunmen, he said, died during fire exchange with military officers.

Wednesday’s attack is the latest in the series of similar ambushes on the 192-km highway that connects the South Sudan capital, Juba with neighbouring Uganda and the East Africa region in general.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 3 August 08:20, by Kush Natives

    Those attackers are an IO, no doubt! Who would they be then, if not an IO bandits? Their stupidity went beyond an imagination, why would they always attacked innocent civilians? Why not attack the army forces garrison? Coward!

    repondre message

    • 3 August 10:05, by Eastern

      Civilians allowing SPLA to embed themselves among them are risking their lives.WARNING: No civilians should move in an armed convoy. Case closed!!

      repondre message

      • 3 August 15:05, by South South


        Shut up!!!! You have not fought any war in South Sudan. Civilians are Civilians. Do not cry when that happen to your family.

        repondre message

        • 3 August 17:20, by jubaone

          South South,
          MTN cowards have embedded themselves among civilians and try to sneak but intelligent sources know when and where to get them. The jienge can’t hide even if he tries to look like an Equatorian. A hyena can’t just think and look like a house dog. No. MTN hunting season now.

          repondre message

  • 4 August 03:37, by Man of The Man

    Jubaone, you can celebrate for now for the innocence civilians’ lives we have lost on public roads, but make sure your turn isn’t that far away as you may think.Look how shallow minded you are. When you related MTN cowards to hyena not being looked like a house dog, do you think really a dog would one day invade and occupy hyena’s territory?

    repondre message

    • 4 August 15:16, by jubaone

      Man of the men?
      Civilians have been warned time and again to refrain from using travel means that are embedded with anyors and those who defy this warning take serious risks. These jienge cowards must be hunted down by any means possible and there’s no relenting.

      repondre message

  • 4 August 18:18, by Man of The Man

    Jubaone you and your groups are cowards number 1 no doubt about it. Civilians have tried to use commercial vehicles and still Jienge are figured out and killed deliberately. Never lie of baseless warnings. I have just realized that you graduated from Joseph Kony’s military college, but mind you butchering Jienge civilians will not earn you extra mile to victory.

    repondre message

Comment on this article

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

Response to Bona Malual statements on Abyei 2017-12-11 20:24:24 By Hon Arop Madut Arop As I was reading the last proof of my new book on the Ngok Dinka history, which is currently with the printers, somebody sent me a recorded voice message purportedly given (...)

Is Jieng Council of Elders responsible for South Sudan crisis? 2017-12-10 17:59:57 By Samuel Maker Amuor Silence means acceptance! It takes less than a minute for one to come across Jieng council of elders’ meddle on national affairs as they claim. Either through social media (...)

Judas Face of Europe: what can you do with thirty coins of silver? 2017-12-09 23:23:11 By Amgad Fareid Eltayeb According to the biblical narrative, thirty coins of silver was the price for which Judas betrayed Jesus and handed him over to the temple priests. According to the same (...)


Latest Press Releases

South Sudanese rights group call to release political detainees 2017-12-10 07:50:31 THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: 10 DECEMBER 2017: SSHURSA CALLS ON ALL TO ACTION FOR SOUTH SUDANESE The 10 December usually marks the international human rights day. SSHURSA notes with (...)

Reactions to government agencies’ conspiracy against Greater Bor community 2017-10-08 07:54:31 By Manyok Abraham Thuch & Kuch Kuol Deng A monkey business or a donkey business in the government of the republic of South Sudan against the citizens is unacceptable. Therefore, we as youth (...)

Amnesty calls to release Nubian activists detained over protest for cultural rights 2017-09-12 20:47:54 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 12 September 2017 Egypt: Release 24 Nubian activists detained after protest calling for respect of their cultural rights Egyptian authorities should (...)


Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.