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South Sudan military kills, tortures a disliked minority tribe, and no UN response, groups say
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) ' Aid groups and community leaders in South Sudan say military forces are killing, raping and torturing members of an unpopular minority community during a disarmament campaign.
A Murle leader, Peter Guzulu, said at least 10 Murle have been killed "for no apparent reason."
A military spokesman, Col. Philip Aguer, said allegations of abuse ' including stolen property and one case of rape ' are being investigated.
The disarmament campaign follows two massive bouts of cattle raiding violence between the Murle and Lou Nuer tribes over the last year.
Minority Rights Group International on Thursday released new rankings of peoples under threat. South Sudan was ranked in the top 10 because of the Murle-Lou Nuer violence.