Top tribal chief said killed near Sudan-S.Sudan border

A top tribal chief in the Abyei region disputed by Sudan and South Sudan was killed Saturday in an incident involving a rival tribe, leaders from both tribes said.

"Today the top Dinka leader, Kual Deng Majok, was killed... in Abyei after he was attacked by Misseriya (tribesmen)," a Dinka official told AFP, requesting anonymity.

A Misseriya chief also confirmed the death, saying Majok "was killed today" in a shooting incident which also involved UN peacekeepers.