ESAT News (March 2, 2917)
Eritrea denies Ethiopian regime’s accusation that it was behind an attempted attack on the country’s hydroelectric dam.
“Security forces killed 13 members of the Benishangul Gumuz People’s Liberation Movement (BPLM) who’d traveled from Eritrea to attack the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam,” Ethiopia’s deputy government spokesman Zadig Abrha told Bloomberg news on Thursday.
Eritrea’s Minister of Information called the accusations preposterous.
“This whole accusation is preposterous and peddled for some sinister reason,” Yemane Gebremeskel said in a message sent to Bloomberg via Twitter. He said he has “never heard of this group.”
“They’re clearly supported and trained by the Eritrean government,” Zadig said of the BPLM.
There have been several reports of attack and counterattack between regime soldiers and opposition armed groups in Benishangul Gumuz region.
Ethiopian regime routinely blames neighboring Eritrea of supporting opposition armed groups.