|Photo: South Sudan People’s Defence Force
AFRICA – Earlier this week, according to the South Sudan People’s Defense Force (SSPDF), There was an attack by Ugandan military forces on a border village in the country’s Eastern Equatoria state. The statement was issued army spokesman Major-General Lul Ruai Koang.
Adding on, a lawmaker representing Magwi County in Eastern Equatoria state, John Ochan said Ugandan army attacked a SSPDF outpost at Pogee village in Eastern Equatoria state killing two South Sudan’s soldiers before walking away with their bodies.
Though General Lul confirmed the UPDF attack was repulsed following a brief takeover of the SSPDF outpost by the UPDF, But the attackers were heavily armed.
The statement further said “As things stand, SSPDF had regained full control of Pogee, reinforced and strengthened own defensive postures along the borders with Uganda. The brief clash resulted in own two dedicated Servicemen getting killed in action while a third was captured.
“Reliable reports indicated UPDF had lost two servicemen as well. UPDF is currently in custody of remains of fallen comrades along with their personal assault rifles.