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Driver killed in attack on aid trucks in Jonglei

Author: Elshiek Chol A jieng | Published: March 10, 2024

Map of Jonglei State and Pibor Aministrative Area. (Courtesy)

A driver was killed in an attack on a humanitarian convoy in Duk County of Jonglei State at the weekend, according to the area commissioner.

Peter Latjor Chuol told Eye Radio Sunday that ten trucks heading to Panyang Payam from Duk Payuel Payam fell into an ambush in Apiir Donga by suspected armed criminals  on Saturday evening.

According to Latjor, one of the trucks delivering UN supplies  is stuck in the bush.

“Yesterday (Saturday) at 8:00 AM , there were some trucks  moving from Payuel Payam  to Pajut header-quarters in Panyang Payam, when they reached to an certain place called Apiir Donga, they fell in to an ambush by criminals suspected to be from Greater Pibor Administrative area,” he said.

“They (attackers) killed one driver from the UN convoy , and one truck from the convoy is stuck inside the bush in aplace called Apiir Donga,” he added.

Authorities from Greater Pibor are yet to comment on the incident.

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