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One Killed, Two Injured in South Sudan Bus Ambush

Unknown gunmen opened fire at a Crown bus registration number UAQ 409D, driven by 41-year-old Oja Tabila. Another bus belonging to Gold Line bus Company registration number UAS 373Y later landed into the same ambush but escaped without any injury.

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One person died on spot and three others wounded in ab ambush that involved two Ugandan registered buses and three other vehicles in South Sudan.

The incident happened at 11:30pm, Thursday, at Amer junction, 90 Kilometers from the South Sudan capital Juba.

Unknown gunmen opened fire at a Crown bus registration number UAQ 409D, driven by 41-year-old Oja Tabila.  Another bus belonging to Gold Line bus Company registration number UAS 373Y later landed into the same ambush but escaped without any injury.

The third vehicle was a South Sudan registered NOAH in which one person died on spot. Two of the injured passengers have been hospitalized in St. Mary's Hospital Lacor in Gulu for treatment. They are reported to be under critical condition.

Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson identified the injured as Joseph Ibeya and Benard Ongoba.

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Quoting South Sudan security sources, Okema said another South Sudan registered Prado SSD 598D drove through the same ambush without any incident. He says a truck transporting Sugar from Kigali, Rwanda was also shot at between Obama and Aruu junction in South Sudan. The driver escaped unhurt.

South Sudan remains volatile since fresh fighting broke out in July 2015 between forces loyal to former first Vice President Riek Machar and President Salva Kiir. More than 10 vehicles to and from Uganda have been attacked inside South Sudan injuring scores and killing others since the fresh violence broke out pushing thousands into refugees in Uganda and other neighbouring countries. 

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