South Sudan rebel chief killed

2011-12-20 15:52

Juba - South Sudanese rebel chief George Athor has been killed in a clash with soldiers of the newly independent nation, Vice President Riek Machar said in a statement on Tuesday.

Athor died when a South Sudanese border patrol clashed with "elements" that were with him in Morobo County at about 15:00 GMT on Monday, Machar said.

"George Athor and one other soldier were killed instantly," he added.