South Sudan

JUBA MASSACRE: 150 Soldiers Killed

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and his deputy addressed a joint press brief yesterday after the clashes

A total of 150 soldiers were killed in South Sudan capital Juba in two days shooting incidents between the factions under President Slava Kiir and that of First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar.

The first shooting incident on Thursday evening near Dr. Machar’s neighborhood in Gudele claimed the lives of 4 soldiers from Kiirs side.

Meanwhile the gunfire at the presidential palace on Friday evening was the second most devastating in the history of fighting between the two groups as both sides lost dozens of soldiers.

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According to sources in Juba the casualties from the Machar’s SPLA-IO side that were ferried to unknown destination numbered 37 while Kiir’s faction registered 109 deaths.

All the 109 bodies from the SPLA-IJ were taken to the main mortuary of Juba Teaching Hospital on Friday night.

The Friday deadly clashes that happened when both Kiir and Machar were in palace has remained a mystery as both leaders claimed ignorance.

In a joint briefing at the palace commonly known as J1, more about Kiir and Machar told the nation that they were not aware of what was happening.

President Kiir has appointed the Interior minister Lt. Gen. Lado Gore to probe the Friday incident.



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