South Sudan

24 civilians killed, over 60 wounded in Rumbek North attack

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April 6, 2015 (RUMBEK) – At least 24 civilians were killed and over 60 wounded in an attack on Sunday in Lakes state's Rumbek North county.

Local youth in Rumbek North county said the Pamker and Pan-Nyang cattle camps were attacked by pastoralists allegedly liked to rebels led by the country's former vice president, Riek Machar.

“Twenty-four youth from Rumbek North died and 65 sustained gunshot wounds,” said Mading Adol, a youth who took part in the clashes.

The attackers, he said, suffered heavy losses as a result of the gruesome incident.

“We did our best by killing 132 Nuer pastoralists affiliated with rebels and managed to rescue our cows that they were aiming to raid,” Adol told Sudan Tribune.

He said the attacker mainly came with the aim of raiding Pamker and Pan-Nyang cattle camps, which borders South Sudan's Unity state.

(ST)