26 killed as fresh fighting resumes in South Sudan

A gunfire erupted in Juba again on Tuesday, a day after President Salva Kiir said security forces had put down an “attempted coup” by supporters loyal to his former deputy Riek Machar.

The Health Ministry Undersecretary, Makur Kariom, told Reuters in Juba.

He said that after constant gunfire and explosions in the early morning, it was relatively calm for a few hours but sporadic gunfire then started again.

He added that “at least 26 people have been killed in nearly two days of fighting in the capital.

“These are the people we received at the hospital and who died actually at the hospital.

“We do not know the number of those who died outside hospital.’’

A report says the fighting in Juba started on Sunday evening.

Source: The Nation