South Sudan

2 More SPLA Soldiers Fall At Rumbek

purchase sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>According to witnesses, more about clashes broke up in Kuel-Kuac between pastoralists after they had been provoked by soldiers in the area which claimed the lives of two soldiers.

It has been noted that the Lakes states have not been affected by any form of rebel attacks but have been so prone to inter-clan conflict and cattle raiding that have victimised many civilians.

Inter-clan clashes are reported to have intensified in Lakes state over the past week, with 34 people reportedly killed and more than 20 people injured after violence broke out at a remote cattle camp at Wunthou in Tiaptiap Payam (district) about 80km from Cueibet.

Sticks and firearms were used during the clashes between the Waat and Panyar clans of the Dinka Gok tribe, with a dispute about a girl also blamed for triggering the incident.

Tensions flared at the Yhaga cattle camp between members of the Gaak and Manuer sub-clans last week reportedly over a dispute about a girl.


Nine people were killed during the clashes, with another four admitted to hospital for treatment after suffering gunshot wounds.

These continued inter wrangles within the states are also believed to have resulted from the civilians decision to distance themselves from the government since harsh security measures were introduced by Maj-Gen Matur Chut Dhuol, who was appointed in January 2012 by South Sudanese president to replaced elected Governor Chol Tong Mayay.

Lakes states youth say that they are tired of Lakes state government’s attitude and claim that some soldiers harass them and accuse them of being supporters of Riek Machar, the former vice president who is now leading a rebellion against of the government.

The rebellion has mainly affected Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile states but Lakes state has received thousands of displaced people.

Credit: Sudan Tribune

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