60 die in African cattle rustling reprisal

Sept. 3, 2012 at 1:53 PM   |   0 comments

ANOSY, Madagascar, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Villagers using stones, spears and arrows in Anosy, Madagascar, killed more than 60 suspected cattle rustlers, police said.

Organized gangs stealing the highly prized commodity is a recurring problem in Madagascar. The BBC reported Monday the massacre in the village 620 miles south of the capital of Antananarivo.

In a separate incident more than 10 more people were killed in a clash between security forces and cattle thieves, it said.

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