April 19, 2014
CAIRO (AP) - A local south Sudanese official says gunmen have attacked a group of displaced people camping near a river close to the Ethiopian border, killing 185 of them.
The official, reached by telephone, says more than half of the victims of Sunday's attack were women and children.
A flare-up of tribal clashes over cattle and territory in south Sudan has left some 1,000 people killed this year.
Goi Yol said Monday that workers have so far counted 185 bodies,
mostly members of the Lou-Nuer tribe. The dead included 12 soldiers
assigned to protect the group.
Yol blamed the rival Murle tribe for the attack.
The two tribes have for years been engaged in tit-for-tat attacks, but women and children have increasingly been targeted recently.
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