15 killed, 7 wounded in South Sudan cattle raid

Tuesday January 21 2020

A herd of cattle in South Sudan.

A herd of cattle in South Sudan. At least 15 people were killed and seven wounded in Gok state, central South Sudan, following a cattle raid. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

GARANG A. MALAK
By GARANG A. MALAK
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At least 15 people were killed and several wounded in Gok state, central South Sudan, following a cattle raid.

Waat Adol County Commissioner Joseph Makuer Majuec said the fighting was triggered when armed youth from Duony County raided cattle from Cueibet County.

The cattle owners then shot at the raiders, killing 15 and wounding seven.

Cattle-related clashes are rampant in the Lakes region and often lead to several deaths and injuries.

The government has in many instances disarmed locals, but many small arms are still in circulation.

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