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The motive for the attack was not immediately clear.
Investigators documented at least 217 cases of sexual violence in just 17 days in the capital last month.
In the midst of the conflict, there is one bright spot for the fledgling state.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the latest violence highlighted a lack of commitment to the peace process.
Plan International / Keira Dempsey
Gunfire rang out around the capital of the world’s newest nation.
It's a dangerous place to be a girl.
South Sudan marks its fifth year as an independent nation this week. For half that time, the country has been embroiled in civil war.
South Sudan’s leaders took the first tangible step toward peace in two and a half years on Tuesday, raising hopes the young country’s nightmarish civil war could finally end. Opposition leader Riek Ma...
South Sudan's militias targeted women, children and the disabled in horrific, ma -casualty attacks that included gang rape, ma suffocation and burning victims alive, according to a new United Nations...