Following up on Friday’s reports from the Jonglei state of South Sudan, the United Nations’ top official in South Sudan says there is “no evidence” to support the claims that a massacre took place against the Murle people in the region.
The reports of the massacre in Pibor County had been supported by County Commissioner Joshua Konyi, who claimed that 3,141 bodies had already been recovered and that over 1,000 children were missing after the attack.
Though the UN said that the claims of such a massive death toll were untrue, they did appear to confirm that violence took place, warning that a large number of homes had been torched and that a number of people had been displaced by the raids.
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