JUBA, 24 March 2021 – Six soldiers, including a senior commander of South Sudan’s armed opposition SPLA-IO, were killed Monday in an attack by unknown gunmen on a base in Kapoeta South County.

The SPLA-IO Lowereng Cantonment site in the country’s Eastern Equatoria state which was targeted in the attack was also burned down by the assailants.

South Sudanese policemen seen along a street - Photo Reuters Stringer

South Sudanese policemen seen in a street – Photo Reuters Stringer

Half a Dozen Killed in South Sudan Attack - Photo Voice of America

Half a Dozen Killed in South Sudan Attack – Photo Voice of America

The base commander was killed along with five other soldiers, according to Colonel Lam Paul Gabriel, the deputy SPLA-IO spokesperson, and press secretary for the minister of defense.

Speaking to the press from Juba where he is based, Lam said the attack is a gross violation of the permanent ceasefire agreement.

Lam called for an investigation into the attack by the Joint Defense Board while reiterating the commitment of the SPLA-IO to the revitalized peace agreement.

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