Sunday, 21 August 2011

Hundreds die in South Sudan raids

At least 500 people have been killed in ethnic clashes in the eastern state of Jonglei, according to the South Sudanese authorities.

A senior official told the BBC hundreds of people had been wounded and more than 200 abducted, mainly children.

The clashes took place on Thursday when members of the Murle group are said to have attacked the majority Lou Nuer, stealing nearly 40,000 cattle.


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