South Sudanese President
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The death toll from a raid carried out by South Sudanese gunmen in western Ethiopia has risen to 208 people and the assailants kidnapped 108 children, an Ethiopian official said on Sunday.

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The attack took place on Friday in the Horn of Africa

nation’s Gambela region which, alongside a neighbouring province, hosts more than 284,000 South Sudanese refugees who fled conflict in their country.

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By Sunday afternoon, the number had risen to “208 dead and

75 people wounded” from 140 a day earlier, government spokesman

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Getachew Reda told Reuters, adding the assailants had also

abducted 108 children and taken 2,000 head of livestock.

“Ethiopian Defence Forces are taking measures.

 


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