At least 22 people have been killed following rival community clashes over cattle raids between two border regions in northern South Sudan.

The information minister in Twic region bordering Northern Liech region, Michael Mayout, stated this on Thursday.

He said that the clashes on Tuesday between youths from the two areas over cattle rustling also left a soldier dead.

The clashes in the county of Turalei also left 18 others injured and 3,000 heads of cattle looted, Mayout said through phone.

South Sudan community clashes which often involved looting of cattle, abduction of children and women have led to deaths of thousands across the country.