Unknown gunmen have shot dead a 40-year-old Ugandan health specialist in South Sudan.
The deceased has been identified as Clara Amono, a specialist in Reproductive Health working for Cordaid, an international emergency relief and development organization in South Sudan.
Amono was shot in an ambush between Chukudum and Camp 15 in Budi County, Eastern Equatoria State. She later succumbed to her injuries. An unidentified driver of the same organization also reportedly sustained gunshot injuries.
The deceased was on active duty travelling from Torit state to another location to support a medical facility when their convoy of vehicles operated by Cordaid and Save the Children International, came under gunfire from unidentified attackers.
Cordaid has confirmed the incident in a statement published on the organization’s website. Kees Zevenbergen, Cordaid’s Chief Executive Officer condemned the attack in a statement published on Wednesday.
The deceased hails from Adilang Subcounty in Agago district and is survived by one child.
The Wednesday incident comes just a month after four Ugandan drivers were shot dead by unknown gunmen on Yei-Juba highway while heading to South Sudan capital Juba.