At least five people have been killed in South Sudan after gunmen attacked a bus about 50km from the border with Uganda, local media report.

The flag of South Sudan.

The flag of South Sudan. Image by Owen Fuller / CC BY 2.0

The number of those killed may still rise, as authorities have so far only recovered bodies from the side of the road, and not from inside the bus – the initial target of the gunmen. It’s thought around 70 people were travelling on the bus from Juba to Kampala, the Ugandan capital. Read more: