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80,000 Cattle Taken in Raid

09 January 2013

SUDAN - Almost 80,000 head of cattle have been raided from Pajut cattle camp, Jonglei, South Sudan, in an attack that resulted in the death of two people.

The incident comes as part of a wave of attacks and raids in the South Sudan area since the turn of the year, according to the Sudan Tribune.

Colonel Phillip Aguer, South Sudan Army Spokesman, told the Tribune that the raid was ‘well organised’. He stated that the two people killed were elderly locals.

According to Col. Aguer all cattle present at Pajut were taken. The theft was done by raiders in military uniform.

The attack occurred despite efforts of the South Sudan Army. Diplomatic campaigns and a disarmament scheme have been put into force in Jonglei in attempt to stop the cycle of raids and counter raids.

TheCattleSite News Desk

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