BREAKING: Terrorists STORM Bus Convoy On Crowded Highway- At Least 15 DEAD- Here’s What We Know

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AFRICA — At least 15 people wire killed and 35 others wounded when gunmen ambushed a convoy of buses and other vehicles traveling on a major highway in South Sudan, police said.

The ambush happened in an area called Moli, approximately 85 miles from the capital, even though the convoy was escorted by members of a joint army and police force that guard convoys traveling in the dangerous region, Denis Dumo at Reuters reported.

“At around 11 am, the convoy of buses and other vehicles coming from Nimule heading to Juba fell into an ambush near Moli village,” Brigadier-General Daniel Justin Boulogne, a South Sudan police spokesman, said.

“The shooting happened at the first car of our organized force. The attackers opened fire on them and four vehicles were burned. We have confirmed 15 people were shot and 35 others wounded,” he said.

The attackers fled as the security escort returned fire.

Boulogne said authorities were still working to establish an official casualty list.



The fighting has forced more than three million people from their homes and has increasingly followed ethnic lines, leading the United Nations to warn of potential genocide.

The civilian convoy that was targeted comprised buses and other vehicles was being escorted by members of a joint South Sudan army and police force that guards convoys travelling to unsafe regions, All Africa/ The Daily Monitor reported.

Two Toyota Land Cruisers vehicles belonging to the National Intelligent Security Agency were burnt by the attackers.

The Thursday ambush was the second this week on Nimule-Juba Highway after an attack on Monday that left one person dead and four injured.

Lt Hassan Kato, the Fourth Infantry Division Spokesperson said intelligence they have intelligence report that indicates that the attack could have been carried by members of Sudan People’s Liberation Army in Opposition [SPLA-IO] who are opposed to the Juba government.

Lt Kato said security on the Nimule-Juba Highway has been volatile since the outbreak of war between soldiers loyal to President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Dr Riek Machar in Juba in July last year.

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