Dozens killed, livestock looted in tribal clashes in South Sudan

Alyurae – Local Newspapers
At least 31 ethnic Dinka people have been killed in clashes with suspected armed youths from the Murle tribe in South Sudan’s restive Jonglei state.

“The clashes also injured more than 20 other people in the village of Bidet, and some houses were burned down,” County Commissioner Yot Allier told The Associated Press.

“Twenty-eight people were shot dead, three children drowned, while citizens were trying to hide,” he said, adding that “the attackers left with hundreds of livestock. Two of the attackers were reported killed.”

The acting governor of Jonglei State, Tong Majuk, condemned the attack, calling on south Sudan’s national government to intervene to stop attacks against civilians.

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