UN: 800 killed in Southern Sudan so far this year

JUBA, Sudan (AP) – The U.N. says more than 800 people have beenkilled and 94,000 displaced because of violence in Southern Sudanthis year.Southern Sudan voted in January to secede from the north and is slated to become the world’s newest country in July.But since the euphoria of that vote, the region has seen a series of violent attacks.Lise Grande, the top U.N. humanitarian official in Southern Sudan, said Wednesday that the U.N. is worried about the violence. She said the number of internally displaced people has doubled in the last month.Most of the clashes have been tribal violence. But militant groups have also battled the government, and Grande said rebelsfrom the Lord’s Resistance Army killed four people in recent days.

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