8 football fans killed
At least eight people were killed when an unknown gunmen fired on football fans in a bar in the South Sudan capital Juba at the weekend, the government said yesterday. “Eight young men were killed,” said deputy information minister Paul Akol Kordit adding that others were “in critical condition” after the attack on a bar where football fans were watching an English Premier League match on Saturday night. The shooting happened at around 9:00 pm at a bar in Gure, a poor suburb in Juba’s southwest. The whereabouts of the shooter and the motive are unclear with “investigations underway,” according to Kordit. “It’s very unfortunate and we as a government condemn this in the very strongest terms possible and pledge that we will do what we can to protect our people and bringing to book such people who are killing innocent lives with no... reason at all,” said Kordit.
JUBA: A displaced woman carries goods as United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) peacekeepers patrol outside the premises of the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Juba. — AFP