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CATHOLIC NUN, OTHERS WERE KILLED, S. SUDANESE DR IS UNACCOUNTED FOR AFTER DEADLY ATTACK ON JUBA-NIMULE ROAD

Nimule, 16 August 2021; Heavily armed men dressed in military uniforms resembling that of South Sudan People's Defense Force (SSPDF) Tuesday morning caused havoc, on Juba-Nimule Road.  

The unidentified gunmen according to the eyes witnesses were heard speaking in Juba Arabic, the gunmen laid three major ambushes on the vehicles of the pilgrims returning from a celebration of 100 years Centenary anniversary of Loa Catholic Church. 

The first ambush happened near Aru, several people were injured according to a report from police and security organs. Whilst the second shooting happened in Jebelein in the vicinity of the SSPDF checkpoint where a Catholic nun believed to be returning from the celebration of Loa Mission Catholic Church Centenary was killed. 

Meanwhile, the third deadly direct shooting also happened in Jebelein, the shooters seemed to have known their victims and the vehicle they were traveling in.  

Several eyewitnesses, who spoke to this reporter said the targeted vehicle belonged to one Dr. Edwin who is a doctor in Juba military hospital and the vehicle is burned down completely. 

Remains of human parts can visibly be seen in the burned vehicle an eyewitness told this reporter.  A family member who asked not to be mentioned said the remains belong to Dr. Edwin's brother who the family member identified as Mr. Lewi who was burned to death in the car and Dr. Edwin is unaccounted for. 

Dr. Edwin hails Madi and has a rank of colonel in Sudan Army Forces from the old Sudan. 

In a related story still along Juba-Nimule highway, this morning, a man identified as Taban Caesar Alex, a resident of Juba. who hails from the Madi tribe from Loa was knocked dead by a trailer at Aru junction. The late went to Loa for the Centenary celebration, he met his death when he was returning to Juba on a motorbike. He was said to have been knocked dead by a lorry coming from Juba heading to Nimule. He died on spot while his body has been taken to Juba Teaching Hospital for autopsy this publication understands. 

Meanwhile, some unconfirmed reporters from the army, suspects were apprehended however, this reporter cannot independently verify. 

Andrew Olweny 

SSLN 

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