Police authorities in Upper Nile state say a group of unknown gunmen attacked a village in Khor Adar killing four and wounding two others on Wednesday evening.
Speaking to Radio Tamazuj on Thursday morning, acting police commissioner Chol Atem confirmed that gunmen raided an unknown number of cattle during the attack.
“Yesterday at 7 pm, a group of unknown gunmen came from the eastern side of Malakal and attacked a village in Khor Adar called Bai Ajak killing four people and injuring two others,” Atem said.
The police officer said many residents have been displaced, adding that security organs are combing the nearby bushes to ascertain if there are more bodies or injured people in the bushes.
“The displaced people are living in a terrible situation in the bushes. We have not established how many they are but in due course, we will know,” Atem added.
He said the situation is now calm, investigations ongoing, and appealed to the government and aid agencies to intervene and rescue the displaced community.
Changkuoth Puk Deng, the Secretary-General of defunct Latjor state said they had not heard about the raid at the time RadioTamazuj contacted them.