September 15th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – Soldiers belonging to the South Sudan’s army, the SPLA have stormed a peacekeeping base for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in the country’s Yei River State, the world body said in a statement today.
The mission said SPLA soldiers had attacked a peacekeeping convoy of the Nepalese battalion who were travelling inside the Yei town.
“Nepalese peacekeeper serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan was today shot and wounded by an SPLA soldier while travelling in a convoy in the town of Yei,” they said in a statement.
The statement release this afternoon said the convoy was travelling from the UN base in Yei to collect water when they came under attack at 08:30 this morning.
“The convoy was travelling from the UN base in Yei to collect water at about 8.30am. An SPLA soldier started shooting in the air near the UNMISS convoy of four vehicles, which included two water tankers,” the statement said adding that one soldier was shot in the leg and has been transported to Juba for treatment.
The statement said the attack came few hours after SPLA soldiers stormed the UN base in Yei.
“Prior to the wounding of the peacekeeper today, Government soldiers had fired approximately 50 shots about 500 meters from the UN base in Yei at 5.20am,” the statement said.