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At least 9 wounded in SPLA Day’s shootings in Wau


Stray bullets shot by security personnel celebrating SPLA Day in South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal State wounded at least nine people who sought treatment at Wau Teaching Hospital on Monday.

According to the medical director of Wau Teaching Hospital, Edmund Sebit Ramadan, five women and four men were admitted after being hit by stray bullets. He further said about three cases were in critical condition and that they needed surgery.

For her part, Susi Stephen, an officer from the prisons service, told Radio Tamazuj that she was hit by a stray bullet inside her house.Stephen explained that the bulletin has not yet been removed from her left thigh.

“I heard the sound of gunshots when I was just lying on my bed, so my neighbour came and asked me through my fence about what was happening, from there I was shot,” said Susi.

Local authorities in Wau town have been appealing to all military units not to fire guns on the 33rd Anniversary of the SPLA on 16 May.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 11:30
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