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Thousands seek refuge in South Sudan after town is engulfed by violence

More than 50 people were killed in a battle between government forces and a new rebel group

A Church official in a remote South Sudan town says more than 50 people have been killed in fighting between government troops and a new rebel group.

Moses Peter, humanitarian coordinator of the Caritas Diocese of Wau, said on Wednesday that he had seen 50 bodies at a local mortuary and that there was “the smell of dead bodies” in residential areas.

Wau is located about 650 kilometres northwest of South Sudan’s capital, Juba.

Peter said thousands of people are sheltering at church compounds, aid group sites and the local UN peacekeeping base.

South Sudan’s government said Tuesday that a new rebel group had formed against the government, only months after the leader of another rebel group signed a peace deal to end a civil war.


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