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Four killed and 17 injured in clan fighting, Eastern Lakes

Guns taken from the hands of civilians in Eastern Lakes this year displayed in Yirol town.

At least four people were killed and 17 others injured in an intra-clan fighting in Eastern Lakes, according to the State Minister of Information, Taban Abel.

Mr Abel said the fighting erupted between Kwac-thiin and Kwac-diit sections in Nyang County over the weekend.

Mr Abel said the groups are claiming ownership of a grazing area. “When these people of Kwacdiit heard that the people of Kwac -thiin settled in that area[…], an attack was immediately launched and fighting started between the two sections.”

He said sticks and guns were used during the clash resulting to the casualties: Those four were killed with guns.”

Mr Abel said that the security forces in the area intervened and separated the conflicting parties .

The forces, according to him, also managed to arrest some of those involved and a search to apprehend others, is ongoing.