Gunmen have killed at least 51 people – mostly women and children – in the latest clashes in South Sudan’s troubled Jonglei state, regional governor Kuol Manyang has said.
At least 22 others were injured after attackers raided and burned the village of Duk Padiet, he added.
The wounded have been evacuated to Juba, the capital, he said.
A series of retaliatory attacks between ethnic groups in the region has displaced tens of thousands of people.
“We are expecting more to be injured because they ran to the villages last night,” Mr Manyang said.
Officials told AFP news agency the killings were carried out by the Murle group on ethnic Dinkas, as revenge for a deadly raid last month on the town of Pibor.
It is understood that some Dinkas accompanied some 6,000 Lou Nuer warriors who attacked Pibor. Read more…