Tensions rise in Malakal as four Shilluk charcoal workers were killed by suspected Dinka, leading to a retaliatory killing of a Dinka driver near the UNMISS site. Ethnic strife escalates, resulting to closing of markets and government offices.

Occurred in South Sudan on May 31, 2024 at 10:18 a.m.
Reported by James Mafer via Walk-in / in person on May 30, 2024 at 8:33 a.m.
Also heard by 4 other(s)
# Killing # ethnic tension # revenge killing # dispute over land

This report is Confirmed true and is of High Priority. Here is why -
This incident is confirmed to be true. The Malakal team will continue to monitor the situation and report any new developments as the government works to defuse the escalating tension between the two tribes. Current situation in Malakal: The number of casualties from the Malakal incidents that began on Thursday, May 30, 2024, has increased to 9, with several others injured. The situation remains tense, with sporadic incidents reported across the town.
Resolution added by - James Mafer
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