KAMPALA, Uganda – Fighting in Southern Sudan between the region's army and a rebel faction has killed 105 people, including civilians, according to a southern army spokesman. The Associated Press earlier inaccurately quoted the spokesman as saying 140 people died.
Col. Philip Aguer, the spokesman for the southern army, says a former high-ranking southern army member who had rebelled against the southern government broke a cease-fire by attacking the towns of Fangak and Dor on Wednesday. Aguer says renegade commander George Athor's troops captured Fangak, and the fighting continued through Thursday until the southern military retook it. No new fighting was reported on Friday.
Aguer says 105 people were killed: 39 civilians, 24 southern police and soldiers and 42 of Athor's men.