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Seven herders killed for cattle in South Kordofan

February 10 - 2017 KADUGLI

Seven herdsmen were killed near Kadugli in South Kordofan on Friday morning, after which the perpetrators stole dozens of their cows.

Unidentified gunmen attacked a group of herders in the early hours of Friday in Hijerat, near the town of Kadugli, a witness reported to Radio Dabanga. As they opened fire, seven of the herders were killed immediately. The perpetrators took dozens of cows.

“It was a revenge attack,” the witness said. “Cattle was allegedly stolen from the gunmen in Meri on Thursday evening.”

A funeral for the seven victims was held in Hijerat on Friday.

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