A governor in South Sudan said Sunday that a recent rebel attack on a convoy of families killed more than 100 people.
The governor of Jonglei state, Kuol Manyang, said authorities believe ethnic Murle rebels are responsible for an attack on Friday that killed 103 people, mostly women and children, as the group was migrating with its cattle. Many others are still missing.
Governor Manyang also said the rebels reportedly killed 14 soldiers who were escorting the convoy.
This is the worst reported attack in Jonglei state since the United Nations said 900 people were killed there in tribal attacks in 2011. Officials linked that violence to cattle rustling, and it happened only months after South Sudan declared independence from Sudan.