UPDF this morning started its journey to South Sudan to evacuate Ugandans who are trapped following fresh clashes that have so far claimed more than 300 people.
“UPDF now on South Sudan territory to rescue trapped Ugandans,” army spokesperson Lt Col Paddy Ankunda tweeted.
But on their way, one of the 40 UPDF trucks carrying army officers was attacked at Pagiri, Magwi County in Eastern Equatorial by unknown gunmen.
Fourth Division Spokesperson, Lt Hassan Kato, confirmed the attack but declined to reveal more details on grounds that it would jeopardise the UPDF’s rescue mission.
Ankunda too confirmed the attack saying gunmen had ambushed the convoy as it headed to the capital Juba.
“Yes, its true but the ambush was repulsed,” Ankunda told Insider on phone.