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19 killed in S. Sudan’s Eastern Lakes state attack: official

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July 5, 2018 (RUMBEK) - At least 19 people were killed and 11 others injured in cattle raids that occurred in South Sudan’s Eastern Lakes state on Wednesday, an official said.

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“Among the dead were 10 youths, who were fighting in self-defence, three children, four women and two attackers,’’ Taban Abel, the state minister for information, told dpa Thursday.

The unknown attackers, the minister said, came from an area controlled by force loyal to former first vice president, Riek Machar.

The Machar-led armed opposition group is yet to react to the state official’s claims.

Cattle raids among South Sudanese communities are common incidences, often leading to deaths as well as abduction of children.

South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, has been embroiled in a violent civil war, leaving thousands dead and millions homeless since 2013.

Last week, the country’s main warring factions signed a “permanent ceasefire”, which has already suffered counter accusation of violations.

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  • 6 July 07:38, by Mayendit

    I feel sorry for those innocents Dinka civilians but you guys must act like the way they wanted. The SPLA IO were defeated and the majority left Riek Camp but when they hears peace imposed by IGAD, AU, and the UN then, they came back to team themselves and they thoughts about raiding Dinkas and Maban for food. I think the Nuers politicians must focusing on their own people rather than leadership.

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  • 6 July 07:55, by Mayendit

    The leader we need in South Sudan not only academic smartest man but also should be the person who can not change his tone overnight and should be the man who is brave because there are many speeches that made South Sudanese people uncomfortable. The politicians who supports violent must be jails period, this is how the world are doing in any government around the world. Reward S.S rebels is bad.

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    • 6 July 08:12, by Ojok James

      Mayendit
      The issue is not Riek now, if you fighting Riek stop it now everyone has bad and good history. The people are fate up with the leadership style, because it look like a Dinka kingdom thou some of there some of the few individual tribe are in the system are in the system, just only to paint the colour of the flag I guest you understand what I mean.

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      • 6 July 08:16, by Ojok James

        Sorry typing error

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        • 6 July 08:25, by Mayendit

          Ojok James
          Please keep singing about Dinka. Any traitor person will not be allowed to become a president in South Sudan. The only people I know were Nubian people who struggle with Dinka during the SPLA/M and those former Nassir movement or SPLA IO have no rightS to run for South Sudan’s presidency.The history alone will deny them.

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  • 6 July 09:26, by Games

    Mayendit
    Is Mayom County control by IO or SPL-JCE? If it is a IO then your falsification accusations to IO would be logic, but if it is controlled by SPL-JCE then your claim will not only pethatic, but an ignorance. It were your Dinka youth Dinka attacks Mayom two months ago, discriminally killed unarmed civilians and got a ways with heads of cattle

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  • 6 July 09:29, by Games

    Mayendit
    You have defeated IO militarily, what hell your team doing in Khartoum?

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