South Sudan Gunmen Kill 28, Kidnap 43 in Neighbouring Ethiopia

CRIME, South Sudan gunmen on Wednesday 15/3/2017 killed 28 people and kidnapped 43 children in the neighbouring Ethiopia.

This act is signals another demonstration of how South Sudan’s civil war threatens the region.

According to a regional government spokesman, Chol Chany, the there were other raids on Sunday and Monday in Gambella’s Gog and Jor areas, which border South Sudan’s Boma region.

Ethiopian military is pursuing the Murle bandits carried out the attack, in an effort to rescue 43 kidnapped children.

Oil-rich South Sudan has been mired in a civil war since President Salva Kiir, fired his deputy Riek Machar in December 2013.

Conflict has split the country along largely ethnic lines forcing more than 3 million people to flee their homes.

More than one million of the people have found refuge in neighboring countries, especially Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and Sudan.

Regional governments have expressed fears that violence in South Sudan could spill over its borders into their own nations.

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