Massacre, rapes, executions carried out in South Sudan: Witnesses
JUBA (AFP) - South Sudanese soldiers have carried out a string of ethnic killings, including a massacre, house-to-house killings and rapes, following an outbreak of fighting more than a week ago, several eyewitnesses have told the Agence France-Presse (AFP).
Two witnesses alleged they were arrested by government soldiers along with an estimated 250 other men, herded into a police station in the capital Juba and then fired on.
The two witnesses, who were both wounded and managed to escape and take shelter at a United Nations (UN) base in Juba, said only 12 men survived the alleged massacre.
Testimonies from several other witnesses also paint a picture of a pattern of ethnically motivated violence, including killings and rape, since the fighting in the world's youngest nation started on Dec 15.