Four Security Officers Killed In S.Sudan Road Ambush
Faizan Hashmi 1 month ago Fri 14th May 2021 | 07:50 PM
Juba, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th May, 2021 ) :Four security officers working for a state governor in South Sudan have been killed in a road ambush, a spokesman said Friday, amid a surge in attacks along key trade routes in the country.
He initially said three had died, however in a later statement clarified that a fourth officer had succumbed to their wounds, slamming the "brutal murdering of the four" bodyguards in the attack on Thursday afternoon.
The Central Equatoria region has been plagued by violence due to an insurgency by the National Salvation Front (NAS) rebel group, which did not sign on to a 2018 peace deal aimed at ending the country's bloody civil war.
The Kenyan government raised the alarm over the situation in April after saying an attack on Kenyan truck drivers on the Juba-Nimule road had resulted in "several fatalities and multiple injuries."Independent radio station Eye Radio reported several Ugandans had also been killed in attacks. Last month scores of trucks refused to enter the country until they had a security escort.