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Over 40 dead in Lakes state inter-clan clashes

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April 14, 2014 (RUMBEK) – More than 40 people were killed and dozens injured after inter-clan clashes occurred in South Sudan’s Lakes state’s Rumbek East county on Friday, an official disclosed.

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A police officer, who preferred anonymity, said two separate clashes had occurred at Karic payam between Durbaar and Durceek clans.

“The clashes between Durbaar and Durceek left 20 people confirmed dead [from] both sides,” said the officer.

The Durceek clan, he added, lost seven people while fourteen died from Durbaar’s side.

“Four other people allegedly from Athoi clan fighting alongside Durbaar were also killed in that same incident of Karic,” the official further told Sudan Tribune.

Meanwhile, a separate clash between the Panyar and Nyuei beag clans on Saturday reportedly killed 18 people from both sides.

“Panyar-Apin clan had two people confirmed dead, Panyar-Muorchor had six people dead and Nyuei with 10 people killed,” said the officer, who expressed fears of more wounded people.

Residents have, however, attributed both incidences on the cycle of violence that has continued in the region, despite attempts by the state administration to restore calm among these communities.

A number of youth have also been arbitrarily arrested by Lakes state caretaker governor, Maj. Gen Matur Chut Dhuol since he assumed office from the democratically-elected governor 15 months ago.

Since last year, however, the governor introduced harsh measures which have made him largely unpopular among the masses.

Recently, a group of lawmakers drawn from Juba, the national parliament and Lakes state parliament made an attempt to reconcile the warring communities of Lakes state, but pastoral youths reportedly declined to honor legislators’ demands.

Several activists and members of the public have demand the immediate removal of the caretaker governor, accusing the latter of allegedly inciting the public to resume the cycle of revenge killings.

(ST)

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  • 16 April 2014 11:17, by Mapuor

    That conflict was masterminded by the disgruntled group in Juba to destabilize Agar communities.They are using officials who came back from Khartoum and diaspora to re-ignite clans feuds in order to over throw Kiir government.Some use very strong alcoholic drinks that are prohibited in the state in social gatherings to mislead youth to fight themselves.Some use culturally rejected things.

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