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Deaths in South Sudan cattle raid rise to more than 600

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Posted August 23, 2011 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Featured ~ 3,696 views

     

KAMPALA, Uganda — The death toll from a cattle raid in an estranged region of weeks-old South Sudan rose significantly Monday with the United Nations saying more than 600 people had been killed in what was a retaliatory attack that has raised fears of ethnic instability in the deeply impoverished country.

In a statement, the United Nations said that up to 30,000 head of cattle had been stolen and that it was investigating the possibility that as many as 200 people had been abducted, making it one of the largest attacks in recent memory.

Article Source: The Denver Post


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