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Fighting among South Sudanese refugees in Ugandan kills 3

Kakuma Refugee Camp (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)
Kakuma Refugee Camp (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

July 18, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – At least three South Sudanese refugees have been killed in neighboring Uganda after fighting erupted between the Nuer and Kuku in Palorinya refugee camp in Northern Uganda earlier this week.

Over 100 grass-thatched houses belonging to the South Sudanese refugees were set ablaze in the two-day tribal fight between the two ethnicities.

The clashes started on Monday at around 7:30 pm in Palorinya refugee settlement camp zone two in Kali village, Itula sub-county in Obongi district and went into the second day.

Josephine Angucia, the police spokesperson for West Nile confirmed the death of the three South Sudanese refugees and said their bodies were taken to Obongi health centre IV for postmortem.

Angucia said the bodies were found in the bush with bloodstains, adding that police in Obongi has arrested and detained over 26 refugees in connection with the killings.

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