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South Sudan cattle raid leaves 22 dead: official

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March 12, 2018 (JUBA) – A group of armed youth, numbering about 100, raided a cattle camp in the north-west of South Sudan on Monday in an attack that left up to 22 people dead, an official said.

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"We have confirmed 22 people dead, including women and children," Terekeka state minister, David Laku Jombe told dpa.

About 17 others were injured when the assailants from Eastern Lakes State stole about 90 cattle under gunfire in Tidilo village, he added.

According to the official, four cattle raiders were among those killed.

The attack against the Mundari tribe is believed to have been carried out by the Dinka tribe, who constitute the largest population.

South Sudan has been embroiled in conflict since December 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused Riek Machar, his former deputy of a coup attempt. Over 3 million people have since been displaced.

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  • 13 March 06:26, by Eastern

    Cattle keepers are just thieves, murderes, rapists and all that negative you can think about. Cattle thieves are about to envoke the wrath of the regime alley in to the south, following the killing of a UPDF soldier over the weekend in Moyo district.....

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    • 13 March 07:15, by Koryom2

      Mr. Eastern,
      Where do you idiot get your morning milk tea from chap, if not from the cattle keepers? Mr. Eastern, the Dinkas/Monyjiengs of the Sudan have taken back their country---and we are going bomb you fools out of our country once & for all.

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      • 13 March 07:35, by jubaone

        Kuch aka koryom2,
        Bullshit, no single cow in SS gives more than 3liters/day. The emaciated jienge cows have hardly any milk and so even jienge kids have nothing to drink except run to Juba for powdered milk. Your cows have no economic value, just like worthless pictures hung on walls except to marry countless nyanjienges. Shut up. Case closed. Next!

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    • 13 March 13:05, by Garang Akeen Tong

      Oh my God, the country we pray for it, and you hear our prayers to free us and give us our independent, now again we turn it to kill ourselves. Rescue us from santic act

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  • 13 March 06:27, by Lenin Bull

    Where is the government? Where is the national army/police? Where are you Mr.President? Are you really in control of the country or are you sleeping daily in your blood stained J1? Please, wake up and take charge of the country. Innocent people are dying daily and no protection. South Sudan is losing the original meaning of a functioning country like any stable country in the region.

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    • 13 March 06:49, by Koryom2

      Lenin Bull,
      Not a single animal was taken from our country chap, don’t let yourself be worked up by cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, Mr. Eastern:http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/UPDF-soldier-killed-operation-recover-raided-cattle-South-Sudan/688334-4338056-1kva85z/index.html
      Some criminals like this Eastern & others are our real enemies>>>

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      • 13 March 06:54, by Koryom2

        Mr. Salva Kiir & Co. have been informed time & time again to let the SPLM/A go back to it push roots & we are going wipe out these vermins out of our country once and for all. But Mr. Salva Kiir & Co. are playing games with our country & our people. We are back Mr. Lenin Bull, we will never ever allow the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their UN>>>

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        • 13 March 07:02, by Koryom2

          their sleazy NGOs & some of their creepy allies like ethiopia, North Sudan & Kenya. We are not part of the so-called Anglo-American empire, but there are some of our fools in the Nuerlands, some lowly informed fools in Juba, Lainya & Yei (our former Equatoria) usual traitors to be precise. Traitors have been *touted* by the evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs>>>

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          • 13 March 07:08, by Koryom2

            their evil juus & some of their creepy allies in between here in our own region like ethiopia, North Sudan & Kenya. But the evils are going to eat fires instead, Mr. Lenin Bull. WW3 is going to start here South Sudan. And we are going to bomb the evils out of our country once & for all, Mr. Lenin Bull, don’t worry my friend, we are here.

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  • 14 March 09:45, by Maguto

    that situation in Lake has become recurring, only God will have mercy on those two communities

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  • 14 March 09:46, by Maguto

    that situation in Lake has become recurring, only God will have mercy on those two communities

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