At least 28 dead in Sth Sudan cattle raid

A cattle raid in South Sudan has left at least 28 dead and 20 injured, with the attackers stealing around 3000 cattle, the nation’s information minister says.

Deutsche Presse AgenturJANUARY 20, 2019

At least 28 people have been killed and 20 injured during a cattle raid in South Sudan.

The attackers have also stolen around 3000 cattle in Northern Liech state, South Sudan Information Minister Lam Tunguar told German news agency dpa.

Children were among the victims in the Friday night raid, and several of the injured were being treated for gunshot wounds in a hospital in the state capital Bentiu.

Despite a peace deal brokered last year, cattle rustling has continued unabated in the troubled country.

Cattle raiding has occurred for centuries in the region and children are sometimes also abducted during raids, to be used as domestic slaves.