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Three children killed, father wounded by suspected SSPDF soldiers in Kupera, Lainya County

On Tuesday this week, heavy military battles were reported in Wuji Payam in Lainya County between the South Sudan People's Defense Forces (SSPDF) and forces of the National Salvation Front (NAS).

On Tuesday, November 30th, 2021, soldiers from the South Sudan People’s Defense Forces (SSPDF) allegedly killed three children and injured their father in Kupera payam of Lainya County in Central Equatoria State.

The murdered children’s wounded father is currently being treated at Yei Civil Hospital.


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“Children of the same father were confirmed slain in Lainya County, but their father survived and is currently receiving treatment at Yei Civil Hospital for bullet wounds,” a source from Lainya informed Talk of Juba.

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On Tuesday this week, heavy military battles were reported in Wuji Payam in Lainya County between the South Sudan People’s Defense Forces (SSPDF) and forces of the National Salvation Front (NAS).

“There were significant battles in Wuji Payam, according to various community leaders from Lainya, but it’s difficult to establish the number of casualties,” the source told Talk of Juba.

We were unable to independently verify this allegation, and the SSPDF spokesman was unavailable for comment at the time of publication.

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