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More than 110 people die in clashes during a disarmament process in South Sudan

The balance of victims of clashes recorded over the weekend in the southern Sudanese state of Warrap (north) between the army and armed civilians as part of a disarmament process in the region has risen to at least 110 deaths and more than 140 injured, according to the authorities.

Tonj Oriental’s executive director, Makuei Mabior Dhuol, extensively told Radio Tamazuj that 82 civilians and 34 soldiers were killed, while he said 93 civilians and 34 soldiers were injured.

“The numbers could go up because people are still recovering the bodies,” he said before adding that fighting broke out after a soldier killed a young man “because he refused to put a scarf on his head remove.”

More than 110 people die in clashes during a disarmament process in South Sudan
More than 110 people die in clashes during a disarmament process in South Sudan

“The relatives of the deceased attacked a military canton,” he said before adding that the fighting was controlled on Sunday, two days after it began. Warrap Governor Bona Panek Biar has confirmed the incidents without determining their cause.

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