According to the reports by South Sudanese military spokesman, at least four South Sudanese soldiers have been killed by their Ugandan counterparts at the border of the two countries.
Lul Ruia Koang the military spokesman said the incident between South Sudan Defence Forces and the Ugandan People’s Defence Forces occurred on Sunday after the two forces exchanged fire in the highly contested border in the southern part of South Sudan.
“UPDF soldiers opened fire on our soldier in Buya and as a result, they killed four on the spot and wounded another,” the military spokesman told Xinhua by phone.
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The highly contested border is claimed by communities of Kajo-Keji county of Central Equatoria state in South Sudan and their neighbors from Yumbe district in Uganda.
According to the spokesman, the South Sudanese soldiers were doing their daily routine – enforcing cross-border movement restrictions when they were attacked.
Koang said that the area where the incident occurred is highly disputed but calm has since returned in the region after the two governments agreed to investigate the cause of the fight.
“We have requested an investigation to be done to able us to know why the Ugandan forces opened fire on our soldiers who were foot patrol and did not pose any threat to them,” the spokesperson said.