Four Killed, Five Injured in Eastern Lakes State Attack

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At least four people have been killed and five others wounded in evening attack in Biardeng and Wutakot cattle camps in Eastern Lakes State on 29/11/2018 at 6 pm South Sudan local time. Matur Makuei and his brother were among those who were killed in attack that took place in cattle camp.

Eastern Lakes State Conflict
Photo of Matur Makuei Agok who was killed yesterday with his brother in a revenge between kuachdit and kuachthiei.

According to sources on the ground, “the fighting was between Kuacdit and Kuachthiei of Eastern Lakes State as revenge cycle as two the communities have been in conflict since the  late paramount chief Kuer Dhour Achol was gun down last year.”

The sources added that the state governor has left to Juba yesterday in the evening as the tension was high in the state. “Governor Mangar Buong left Yirol to Juba, upon his arrival at Juba International Airport he briefed the media saying that the security situation was calm in the state”, said the source.
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Local officials from the state and county could not be reached for comments as tension is still high and women and children are hiding in bushes.


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