South Sudan community clashes leave 22 dead

At least 22 people have been killed following rival community clashes over cattle raids between two border regions in northern South Sudan.

Michael Mayout, the information minister in Twic region bordering Northern Liech region told Xinhua on Thursday.

He said that the clashes on Tuesday between youths from the two areas over cattle rustling also left a soldier dead.

The clashes in the county of Turalei also left 18 others injured and 3,000 heads of cattle looted, Mayout said through phone.

“The clashes broke out early on Tuesday and the fighting continued until late evening when soldiers were deployed to intervene,’’ he added.

South Sudan community clashes which often involved looting of cattle, abduction of children and women have led to deaths of thousands across the country. (Xinhua/NAN)

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