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9 killed after gunman opens fire on people watching football in South Sudan

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9 killed after gunman opens fire on people watching football in South Sudan

No less than nine people were killed and 11 others injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire on people watching a football match in the South Sudan capital of Juba.

South Sudan has been hit by a series of attacks which sparked off since a civil war erupted in December 2013, and the motive for the attack on Saturday night in Juba’s southwestern suburb of Gure was not immediately clear.

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“The investigation is going on,” South Sudan police spokesman Daniel Justin said. He said six people were killed at the scene and three died on the way to hospital.

Juba was the scene of fresh fighting in July between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and those of his rival Riek Machar.

 

 

 

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