South Sudan

Gunmen attack Ugandan bus, abduct passengers

MALAKAL, SOUTH SUDAN - MARCH 5: Malakal, Upper Nile State 650 km far from Juba, is under the controlled of rebels and defected SPLA soldiers loyal to former vice president Riek Machar in Malakal, South Sudan on March 4, 2014. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***

South Sudan rebel soldier with his rifle 

Suspected South Sudan gunmen on Sunday ambushed a Ugandan bus belonging to Friendship Bus Company at Konyi Village along Nimule-Juba Highway Magwi County, Eastern Equatorial State and took atleast four passengers hostage.

Police spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi, told press in Kampala that five people were injured when the registration number UAM 126V came under attack.

The driver, his conductor and two passengers were still missing out of the 11 people who were on the Kampala bound bus.

Kaweesi said four people were rushed to Juba hospital where one died.

The deceased has been identified only as Collins, a Kenyan national

Another one identified as Suzan Nsubuga was admitted at Adjumani hospital in Uganda.

Authorities believe the suspected rebel group is commanded by Brig Martin Kenyi, a former soldier in the Sudan’s People’s Liberation Army (SPLA).

At the close of 2015, rebels also attacked a Uganda bound bus killing several people and injuring may others.

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