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Catholic nuns killed in road ambush in South Sudan

Police in South Sudan say two Catholic nuns were among five people killed in an ambush by armed men along the Juba-Nimule road on Monday.

Sr Regina Roba and Sr Mary Daniel Abud had been returning to the capital city of Juba in a private minibus from the church’s centenary celebrations in Loa Parish, in Eastern Equatoria state.

The church event was attended by President Salva Kiir and Second Vice-President James Wani Igga among other dignitaries and guests from neighbouring Uganda. President Kiir and Mr Igga however returned to Juba on Sunday.

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The Juba-Nimule highway has witnessed a number of deadly attacks on commercial convoys in the past, and the killing of foreign nationals, BBC reports.

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