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Scores slain in South Sudan cattle raid: governor

Heavily armed rebels have killed more than 100 people including women and children in a cattle raid in South Sudan's troubled Jonglei state, local officials said Sunday. The people of Walgak in Akobo County were migrating north Friday to the wetlands with cattle "and were being escorted by an army platoon when they came under attack by a huge force using automatic weapons," Jonglei governor Kuol Manyang said. He said 103 people were killed, including 14 soldiers from the platoon, while the rest were civilians, mostly women and children.

Over 100 slain in cattle raid in South Sudan: governor

Over 100 people including women and children were killed on Friday in a cattle raid by heavily-armed rebels in South Sudan's troubled Jonglei state, the governor told AFP. The people of Walgak in Akobo County were migrating north to the wetlands with cattle "and were being escorted by an army platoon when they came under attack by a huge force using automatic weapons," Jonglei governor Kuol Manyang said Sunday. He said 103 people were killed, including 14 soldiers from the platoon, while the rest were civilians, mostly women and children.
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