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It has been disclosed by an army spokesman, Maj-Gen Lul Ruai Koang, that the clashes between civilians and soldiers during a disarmament exercise in South Sudan have rendered 127 people dead.

It was gathered that among the dead were 46 security personnel and 82 civilians.

The fighting in the central town of Tonj in Warrap State was said to have erupted after soldiers tried to disarm civilians involved in cattle raiding and communal clashes.