More than 230 killed in two weeks in South Sudan gun violence
The latest incident occurred on Tuesday where seven people were killed in Pigi County of Jonglei State, in a cattle rustling attack.
The attackers escaped, according to authorities.Since late April, there have been various incidents of violence with each recording deaths. Based on official figures, at least 236 people had been killed by Tuesday.
On May 26, at least 150 people were killed following a 10-day bloody attack in the Pibor Administrative Area, according to local authorities there.
The attackers torched more than 600 houses and displaced thousands of residents.
On the same day, bandits suspected to be from Sudan attacked passengers travelling to Aweil West County, Northern Bahr-El-Ghazal State, and killed two civilians.
The workers were constructing the Juba-Bhar-El-Ghazel Highway.
Author: GARANG A. MALAK