Agence France-PresseOctober 21, 2013 03:21
At least 49 people were killed and more than 50 wounded by rebels in South Sudan's troubled Jonglei state, the government said Monday, the latest violence in a long-running insurgency.
Women and children were abducted and three villages torched by fighters loyal to David Yau Yau, a rebel commander fighting government troops, said Minister of Information Michael Makuei.
No independent confirmation was immediately available.
The attack took place around dawn on Sunday in eastern Jonglei state's Twic East county, he said.