Khartoum: Clashes between Misseriya Arabs
and Ngok Dinka in the disputed district of Abyei on the border
between north and south Sudan killed at least eight people,
sources on both sides said Sunday.
Misseriya Arab tribal chief Hamid Abdul Ansari said
the Dinka had killed eight of his men in a dispute over
watering rights today. A Dinka leader said nine of his people
had been killed since Friday.
"This morning the Dinka refused to let our cows go to
the river and drink water," Abdul Ansari said.
"We lost eight men and 20 were injured and we
destroyed them completely," he said.
A Dinka leader confirmed there had been clashes today
and said nine of his people had been killed in fighting since