Ugandans feared dead in South Sudan bomb attack
By JULIUS OCUNGI,
April 25, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Ten people have been killed and scores wounded in a bomb attack in the South Sudan capital, Juba.
Ugandans are feared to have died in the suspected terror attack but by press time, information about the identities of the dead and the injured was still scanty though the incident took place last Saturday.
An unknown assailant lobbed a grenade into a house in Itel Township near Juba Airport at 2am, where some youth were holding a birthday party for one of their colleagues, killing 10 and severely wounding several others.
The motive of the attack was not readily established as police in Juba said they were still investigating the incident.
Mr Peter Ocan, a Ugandan national in Juba told Saturday Monitor by email that they were woken up at night by a loud explosion in the neighbourhood. “The scene at the house owned by a South Sudanese was horrible. It was bloody and some Ugandans are feared among the victims,” Mr Ocan said.
Seven of the youth, all male, died on spot while three others died later at Juba hospital on Sunday.
He said some of the injured people were admitted to Juba Hospital in critical condition.
Uganda Police spokesperson Fred Enanga on Thursday said he had not received information about the Juba attack but promised to check it up. He noted that getting intelligence reports, especially about tragedies involving Ugandans in South Sudan is a huge challenge because it takes long for South Sudan to release information.
“I am still unaware but we shall use our intelligence at the territorial areas to get the information on what happened,” Mr Enanga said.
Efforts to reach minister of State for Foreign Affairs Okello Oryem were futile as he was reported out of the country.
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