Two senior SPLA officers were killed in renewed fighting in the Western Bahr El Ghazal region yesterday.

The head of operations at the SPLA’s 5th division headquarters in the area, Brig. Gen. Peter Par and the head of logistics in the Area were reportedly killed while returning from an operation.

The convoy in which they were traveling came under attack. However, it remains unclear as to how many soldiers could have died with the officers.

The incident sparked tensions in Wau town on Monday, forcing authorities to limit movements after sustained shootings. UN mission says, several bodies were discovered.

Several people mostly children and women have ran to the UN’s civilian protection site and a Catholic church in Wau town. The fighting reportedly started following the movement of SPLA troops, tanks and equipment towards the south-western part of Wau last week. END