Ethiopia: PG7 fighters attack prison freeing political prisoners

ESAT News (March 10, 2017)

A group of armed men on Thursday attacked a prison in north Gondar freeing political prisoners. Patriotic Ginbot 7, an armed group opposing the Ethiopian regime claimed responsibility for the attack.

A representative who spoke to ESAT said they have killed two soldiers while four others have surrendered in the attack in Wegera district. The representative said they have also seized several weapons.

Meanwhile, a fuel truck travelling from Sudan to Ethiopia came under attack in a place called Negade Bahir on the Ethiopian side of the border. Several fuel trucks were stranded following the attack.

No party claimed responsibility for the ambush.

There have been sporadic attack by self-organized armed groups and PG7 against regime forces in northern Ethiopia.