Armed group attacks military camp in Northern Ethiopia

ESAT News (November 17, 2017)

An armed group opposing the Ethiopian regime claimed responsibility for an attack on a military camp in Northern Ethiopia.

Patriotic Ginbot 7, which has been carrying out sporadic attacks on regime targets in Northern Ethiopia, said its forces have made a surprise attack on a military camp in Azezo, North Gonder.

A statement from the group sent to ESAT said the camp has been partially damaged by the fire that ensued the attack in the wee hours of the night on Thursday.

The statement said the attack was carried out when soldiers left the military camp to backup a group of other soldiers who came under attack while escorting a fuel truck. The truck was carrying fuel from Sudan to Gondar when it came under attack in Chilga.

The truck and the loaded fuel was also destroyed, the group claims. Head of Communications Affairs with the Amhara Regional government, Nigussu Tilahun, however said the truck had accidentally overturned and caught fire.

A representative of the PG7 meanwhile told ESAT that regime soldiers were harassing farmers in the area in an attempt to gather information about the attackers.