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South Sudan tribal clash leaves 38 dead


June 5, 2017 (JUBA) - At least 38 people have been killed and more than 30 injured when two tribes clashed in north-west South Sudan.

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The incident, an official said, involved the Apuk and Aguok clans of South Sudan’s Gogrial state.

“The two [clans] clashed over border disputes, grazing land and water points in the town of Gogrial state,” the deputy governor of Gogrial state, Agoth Mel said, on Monday.

The injured are reportedly being treated at nearby health facilities.

Mel attributed it to instability and presence of arms in the hand of civilians across South Sudan for the clashes and mass killings.

Tens of thousands have been killed and more than two million displaced in South Sudan’s worst ever outbreak of violence since the country seceded from Sudan in 2011.


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  • 6 June 06:28, by Malakal county Simon

    Kiir must go!!!! Or We South Sudanese peoples will finish ourselves under current failed leadership of unwanted Salva Kiir for good as the situation getting worse day by day...... God saves South Sudan......

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  • 6 June 06:50, by Sunday Junup

    Hey Kiir,
    Aguok and Apuk has started ND, what are you waiting for? Start another b/n you, Taban and Malong

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    • 6 June 07:06, by jubaone

      All these is cos the Kiirminal has blindly followed the ill advices of his mentors and goons; the so called Jienge congregation of evil men jce who have misled him and caused tension among innocent civilians. These Apuks and Aguoks are fighting over political crumbs: 32 states each wanting to be benydits.

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      • 6 June 09:57, by Ikachila

        Kuch have you seen what I’ve been telling you in the previous article, all who are dying are youth not elders of jieng but "Youth" we have some doctors/important ones among those victims. What makes it difficult to control this internal issues? if you guys can control your own differences of Jieng then the turn will be for the rest. Clean your house first then go to the public and talk.

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        • 6 June 10:07, by Ikachila

          These’re outcome of 34 states politicians came with; have you test the bitter and you were there signing jumping rejoicing when they announce De 28 States.
          So lets not be partial proud of evils acts, supporting wrong practices by tribe mate you never know one day is gonna be your turn. Malakal was taken from owners, & many other places complains over complains is that what you desire KUCH & others

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          • 6 June 11:18, by Lango2010

            that is really shameful, if you can not put your house in order how dare will you organized your neighbour house? Charity begin at home, so if there home or the house of President is at mess, how will he claim for the peace to come to the rest of the states? you gang of Gogrial aren’t you ashame of yourselves? what a shame on you for messing us up yaki? you are no different from animals i see.

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  • 6 June 11:20, by Black Nation

    Ya jinubin, you have to think wisely about our country, and tell the truth people are always dying in S. Sudan because of our president who doesn’t know how to solve country’s problems, let’s kick him out of leadership and you ’ll see the big change coming. Not Dr. Machar that kills people he is in S. Africa and people still die day and night what the hell is this!

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  • 6 June 14:06, by Thiep Mawien Thiep

    @All, there is no need of apportioning blames on president kiir as person. Human failure in south sudan always begins with your like. What have you achieved during your leadership as you claim to be as evrythings. Keep quiet my friend.

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