45 people in South Sudan killed in renewed ethnic clashes

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Forty-five people in Jalle, South Sudan, have been killed and many others forced to flee in the latest wave of ethnic violence that has hit the country.

The United Nations peacekeeping operation in South Sudan, UNMISS, says it is investigating these new attacks.

Initial reports indicate at least 100 tukuls or traditional huts have been burned.

Armed people from the Murle community reportedly attacked the town, killing people and stealing cattle, which is the main source of livelihood in South Sudan.

Africa's newest country has been beset by ethnic violence since it became independent in July from Sudan.

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