Two bouts of violence in South Sudan kill 12
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Last Updated: Tuesday, June 04, 2013, 09:30
  
Juba: Officials in South Sudan say two separate bouts of violence have killed 12 people.

Taban Deng Gai, the governor of Unity state, on Tuesday said that cattle rustlers attacked a village on Monday, killing 11 people and wounding eight. Gai said more than 50 cattles were stolen.

South Sudan has a long history of cattle-raiding, attacks that have grown in frequency and deadliness since South Sudan declared its independence from Sudan in 2011.

In another part of the country, gunmen abducted seven children and a woman from a village in Jonglei state over the weekend. One child was killed.

Barnaba Okony Gilo, a government official from the region, said witnesses said the gunmen wore South Sudanese military uniforms. The military said the attack was carried out by criminals wearing military uniforms.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, June 04, 2013, 09:10


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