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Ethiopian official says South Sudan gunmen kill 28, kidnap 43

Reuters | 2017-03-15 14:23:48.0
"The (Ethiopian military) is pursuing them. The assailants haven't crossed over to South Sudan yet." File photo
Image by: TIKSA NEGERI / REUTERS

Gunmen from South Sudan have killed 28 people and kidnapped 43 in neighbouring Ethiopia, a government said.

The raids on Sunday and Monday occurred in Gambella's Gog and Jor areas, which border South Sudan's Boma region, said Chol Chany, a regional government spokesman.

"Murle bandits carried out the attack. They fled along with 43 children," Chany said, using a term for a local ethnic group. "The (Ethiopian military) is pursuing them. The assailants haven't crossed over to South Sudan yet."

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