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South Sudan’s vice president Killed in Ambush

Six bodyguards of South Sudan’s vice president were killed and two more injured in a road ambush on Wednesday

Their convoy was attacked near Lobonok, James Wani Igga's native village, located about 30 kilometers (18 miles) south of the capital Juba.

Igga, one of South Sudan’s five vice presidents, was not in the convoy and is safe, according to his spokesman Kalisto Lado.

He said the attackers were from the National Salvation Front (NAS), an armed group that has rejected a September 2018 peace deal offered by the government.


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