South Sudan

Gunmen spray US diplomats with bullets in Juba


Gunmen on Thursday night at around 9:00 pm, launched an attack on a U.S. embassy bullet proof car with 7 diplomats travelling inside.

According to Sudan Tribune, the vehicle was sprayed with 50 rounds of bullets by suspected SPLA soldiers.

Officials said the incident occurred in the SPLA controlled residential area near the U.S. embassy in the town center, near the government headquarters.

The diplomats all survived as the car is armoured.

No statement yet released by the U.S. embassy in Juba about the incident.

In June this year, a local security guard working at the United States Embassy was shot and killed by unknown gunmen in the South Sudan capital, Juba .

The U.S. envoy in Juba, Molly Phee said the deceased was a person who loved his nation.

The deceased, relatives said, worked as a guard at the American embassy for 10 years.

He was immediately taken to Juba Teaching Hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds after unsuccessful emergency treatment.

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