50 die in South Sudan ethnic Clashes

BY APN Agencies

Officials in South Sudan say 50 people have been killed in ethnic clashes in the eastern state of Jonglei.

They said members of the Murle ethnic group attacked Dinka villages, burning homes and stealing livestock. Women and children are said to have been abducted.

 

Violence linked to cattle raiding is common in South Sudan, which has also been affected by years of civil war.

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