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Scores dead in south Sudan cattle raid

May 10, 2011 Comments off

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The south Sudan government has accused Khartoum of aiding the rebels to destabilise the region [EPA]

At least 82 people, including women and children, have been killed after a south Sudan rebel group attacked cattle herders, a southern army spokesperson has said.

Fighters under the leadership of Philip Bepan attacked southern troops of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) in neighbouring Unity state on Saturday, Philip Aguer, SPLA spokesperson, told AFP news agency on Tuesday.

“They were chased away and went to Warrap state, where they attacked cattle camps on May 8, at a place called Balhom Weth. They killed 34 and wounded 45 civilians, including women and children,” he said.

“On the same day they were returning with the looted cattle, they were ambushed by the cattle herders. Forty-eight of the fighters Read more…