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150 killed in Sudan clan battle near oil field

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A battle between rival Sudanese clans near an oil-drilling site killed 150 people and wounded 100 more, state-linked media reported on Thursday.

The fighting in West Kordofan state between two sub-groups of the Misseriya tribe "continued all day because of a land dispute near the oil field," said Mohammed Omer Al-Ansari, a tribal leader.

He was quoted by the Sudanese Media Centre, which is close to the security apparatus.

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