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GOGRIAL - 6 Sep 2017

Fresh inter-communal clashes erupt between Apuk South and Kuac South Counties

At least two children were killed and two others injured after gunmen launched an attack on Matiel Village of Apuk South County in Gogrial State on Monday, while five people including three children were killed in an attack on Kuac South County of neighbouring Tonj State.

Apuk South Commissioner Santino Yel told Radio Tamazuj yesterday that a 3-year-old child was killed and two others were wounded after attacks on Matiel on Monday.

Commissioner Yel accused local youth from Kuac South County of Tonj state and others from Marial Bai of Wau State of carrying out the attacks on his area.

Yel confirmed that the clashes resumed on Tuesday morning.

For his part, Kuac South Commissioner said at least five civilians including three children were killed after an armed group attacked Alek village and other villages in the county. He accused local youth from neighbouring Apuk South of Gogrial State carrying out the attack.