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Source: Sudan Tribune

Targeted killings are on the rise across Rumbek, the capital of South Sudan’s Lakes state, with seven people losing their lives since Sunday. The killings occurred in Rumbek Central, Cueibet and Rumbek East counties, police are yet to detain any suspects.

State security agents have blamed poor relations with host communities who remain reluctant to share information on crime-related matters.

The criminal investigation department (CID) has confirmed that the killings were carried out by unknown gunmen and unnecessary road ambushes have increased.

The officer who spoke on condition for anonymity said that four people killed by unknown gunmen in separate incidents in Rumbek Central and Rumbek East counties on Sunday.

According to the officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, two people were killed on Tuesday in Makuragar village near Akot payam (district).

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