Latest News Sudan: 45 killed, 102 wounded in battle
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Jan 13, 2010 - 7:37:17 AM
Sudan: 45 killed, 102 wounded in battle
At least 45 people were killed in Sudan after clashes between two rival tribes in the volatile southern region, witnesses said. Sudan People's Liberation Movement, a former rebel group which now operates as an army in the semi-autonomous south has said clashes began after Nuer tribesmen attacked Dinka villagers in Warrap state.
The group was not able to provide immediate casualty toll but the AFP news agency has quoted an independent local source that at least 45 people were killed and 102 were wounded in the attack.
Clashes between rival tribes happen repeatedly in south Sudan because of disagreements over natural resources. Sources also said livestock were stolen and this led to a revenge for earlier attack.
However, children and women have been the main targets of the recent attacks.
Another bloody clash between the two tribes left at least 140 people dead last week.