47 killed in south Sudan crisis

November 18, 2009 12:00 am

, JUBA, Nov 18 – Fourty-seven people were killed in ethnic clashes in south Sudan\’s Lakes state region, a military spokesman said on Wednesday.

Mundari ethnic gunmen launched an attack on two Dinka Aliab villages in the Bulok area of Awerial county on Monday, said Major General Kuol Deim Kuol, spokesman for southern Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Army (SPLA).

"Ten people of the Dinka were killed and 16 were wounded," said Kuol to AFP.

"On the side of the Mundari, there were 37 killed and the others were chased away back to their lands."


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