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Civilian houses burned in Western Lakes State

Western Lakes State brigade commander of division six forces has launched crackdown over the killing of a soldier along Wulu –Rumbek road.

The killing of a soldier by unknown gunmen angered the brigade commander of division six infantry to launch an offensive against Rup community residing in Ror-nhom while farming.

The offensive resulted into burning of 3 villages of Akor, War-Kunyuk and Ler-aciitheth into ashes and civilians were scattered into bushes on Monday morning.

Speaking to Gurtong, the Paramount Chief of the area, Machar Chol confirmed that the 3 villages came under the army attack on Monday morning at around 10 to 11 o’clock while everybody was busy cultivating his farm.

“We have no Idea as to why our villages are attacked and burned down into ashes by our own army escorted by two tanks and one Woral full of armed soldiers from the SPLA under the command of Makur Mayom Dhuol Mathiang,” said Machar Chol.

Machar denied any involvement of armed youth in the killing of division six soldier who was carrying passengers on the motor-cycle along Wulu and Rumbek main road.

In a separate incident, the armed youth of Gony and Aliab confrontation in Makur village near Western Bahr Naam County headquarters, Pacong has left 4 people wounded during exchange of gunfire to rescue cattle raided and properties looted.

By Mabor Riak

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