9 Killed, Several Injured In An Ambush Along The Torit-Lafon Road
Nine people were killed and several others injured including the
Commissioner of Lafon County when the vehicle they were travelling in
was ambushed on Sunday on the Torit–Lafon road.
11 October 2016
By Peter Lokale Nakimangole
TORIT, 11 October 2016 [Gurtong] –Commissioner Ukal Kawong and the
Lafon County Executive Director, Jacob Longwa were among those who
were travelling in the vehicle. The commissioner sustained injuries on
The 7 wounded included a 2-year old child whose mother was killed. A
police officer was also among those who were killed.
The wounded were rushed to Torit Hospital where they have been
The attackers made away with thousands of South Sudanese Pounds which
was meant for salaries for both soldiers and County civil servants in
Lafon County. The money was being transported by the Commissioner.
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