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Ambush in Unity State kills 23


August 12, 2010 (KHARTOUM) – An ambush by unidentified gunmen in south Sudan’s oil rich Unity State has killed 23 people an spokesman from SPLA - the southern Sudanese army - told Reuters on Wednesday.

The attack, which occurred on Sunday but was not reported until yesterday, killed 17 soldiers and 6 civilians.

It is not clear who carried on the attacks.

SPLA spokesman, Malaak Ayuen Ajok, told Reuters:

"Bandits are active around that area, but lately it has been peaceful. This attack comes as a big surprise."

The south is due to hold a referendum on whether it will split or remain united with the north in January next year.

Agreeing post-referendum arrangements for the division of oil between north and south has been a major sticking point in negotiations between the SPLM the political branch of the SPLA and Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party.

Under the existing agreement, which expires in January, both sides receive half of all oil revenues from south Sudan.

Reuters reported yesterday that Ajok, ‘dismissed any connection between the oil dispute and the latest attacks in Unity State.’


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  • 12 August 2010 05:13, by AUGUSTINO DENG

    I know that Nuer people are the cause to this incident believe me or not. The only hostile people in Unity State are Nuer people. I can not criticize Dinka Ruweng of Biemnom County and Dinka Panaruu of Panrieng County.

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    • 12 August 2010 06:01, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy


      Your absolutely liar, none of Nuer has ever commit such crimes, I hope Getwecj will tell you the truth. Becuase I am not expert in Nuerland, but through having friendship with Nuer people, they are affable people who relcome strangers into their territory.

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      • 12 August 2010 13:48, by Abraham Majur Lam

        It is not the matter of blaming one tribe or the other but this need combine efforts to protect innocent souls no one has evident for the incident.

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    • 12 August 2010 14:55, by Sunday Jial

      May God rest their souls in peace.

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  • 12 August 2010 05:59, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

    Unquestionable such attack are common in Bor, simply the attacker is from that particular spot.

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    • 12 August 2010 06:57, by maumau

      Do not start pointing fingers before the investigation is complete. My condolence to the families of 23 people who were innocently killed by THUGS. RIP comrads. MAUMAU.

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      • 12 August 2010 08:13, by Manut Deng

        Dear all,

        It is very a shamful to attack before we complete the investigation although that incident happening in Nuer land and my prayers goes to the families of 23 people who lost their life.Almighty father will rest their in heaven.


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      • 12 August 2010 08:14, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

        Shut up even a child can tell who is behind the attack. First mind about giving advice to Bor people such addiction.

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        • 12 August 2010 10:31, by Albino Kuel

          Dear Brother,
          You are right he/she who don’t know who is behind that attack is totally a fool and even though they are trying such a thing,then,am advise them to follow the CPA proceedures.they could mange through such proceedures with the South atleast they follow the CPA agreement which can help them.



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          • 12 August 2010 11:55, by BUSTA 2

            Dinka Bor are behind it period!!!

            Brother in Christ,

            Busta 2

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            • 12 August 2010 13:18, by biarawieu

              busta, you don,t even know where Dinka Bor is located in the map, please leave us alone, dirty dog

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              • 12 August 2010 22:01, by Anuei A.Akoon.

                Dear readers,

                Instead to advice ourselves you brougt in the tribal issues.
                shame on you guys who used to do that all the times.

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