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.
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.
By Sunday afternoon, the number had risen to “208 dead and
75 people wounded” from 140 a day earlier, government spokesman
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.