Sudan: maybe 50 dead by Ugandan rebels attack


Fifty people may be dead and 9 abducted after attacks in southwest Sudan, near the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The news apperead today on UN Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN).

Accordingly to officiales in the southern city of Juba in Sudan, the authors of the 5 January attack might be “remnants of the Ugandan rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA)”.

“We received reports – it’s written on – from the state that they abducted seven men and two women,” Bashir Bhandi, head of the Southern Sudanese Parliamentary Committee on Communication, told IRIN on 6 January.

The rebels, according to the UN, are estimated to have killed hundreds of people in northeastern DRC since December.

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