14 people killed in South Sudan clashes over cattle-grazing land

Fourteen people, including four soldiers, were killed in clashes between rival clans over cattle-grazing land in South Sudan’s troubled Jonglei state. According to Jonglei state’s minister of information, Akech Dengdit, at the moment, they have confirmed 14 people dead and 16 others wounded.

 

The death toll might rise further because many vulnerable people, mainly women and children, had fled their homes during the attack. In 2017, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir declared a state of emergency in some parts of the country over cattle raids and clan violence. Tribal clashes, cattle rustling and abduction of children to work as servants are common in Jonglei.