More than 60 hurt in fighting in South Sudan

Mar 19, 2013, 4:41 AM EDT
(REUTERS/Hereward Holland)

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross says more than 60 people have been wounded in fighting between South Sudan's army and a rebel group.

The International Red Cross says 62 people have been taken to one of their medical facilities in the last two weeks.

South Sudan's army has been battling rebels led by David Yau Yau. South Sudan accuses Sudan of supporting the rebels. Khartoum denies the allegations.

The international Red Cross's Ewan Watson said Monday that the group is seeing "fairly serious injuries" caused mostly by light weapons.

The number of deaths is not known because the area is not accessible by outside groups. The military and government did not immediately have casualty information.

Watson said many more people might be wounded that authorities don't know about.