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27: Death toll in North Shewa attack

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 10, 2019) An administrator for the North Shewa Zone disclosed that 27 people were killed in the weekend attack in Ataye and other towns by groups he described as “organized, armed and well trained forces.” The administrator, Tefera Wondimagegnehu, told Addis Zemen, the state run Amharic daily that another 27 people were injured in ...

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    OLF has no military in Amhara region, says spokesperson

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 9, 2019) A spokesperson for the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), whose army was accused of recent killings in the Amhara region said the Front has no military presence in the region. Spokesperson for the Front, Tolera Adeba told Deutsche Welle Amharic that the OLF has no military presence in Amhara towns where local authorities ...

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      Ethiopia: Dozens killed in ethnic attack in Kaffa zone as over 30,000 people displaced

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 14, 2019) At least 37 people, including children, have been killed in southwestern Ethiopia in what a zonal administrator said was an attack against the people of Kembata and Tembaro, who settled in Keffa zone to escape from drought. The victims had settled in Kaffa in a government program 15 years ago and have ...

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        Ethiopia: Two federal police officers killed in west Oromo region

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 28, 2018) Two members of the federal police force were killed yesterday in an ambush in Begna, Horo Gudru, Wellega Zone. The BBC Amharic report quoted Desalegn Terefe, the zonal communication head as saying that the officers vehicle came under attack while they were driving to Fincha, where they serve as guards for the ...

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          Twenty-two Ethiopians killed in cross border attack from Somalia

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (December 27, 2018) An armed group from Somalia has crossed into Ethiopia and killed 22 people, according to a highly placed source in the Ethiopian Somali regional government, who said about 50 people were also injured in the cross border attack. The attack took place in the Ethiopian border town of Gehandale, in Warder Zone ...

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            Ethiopia: Two killed in attack in East Wellega

            ESAT News (November 6, 2018) Armed groups from Benishangul Gumuz have reportedly attacked and killed two policemen in East Wellega, injuring a farmer. Police commander Geremew Assefa told ESAT that the police officers have come under attack while they were on routine duty. Eighty houses were also set on fire, according to the commander. Several people have left their villages ...

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              Ethiopia: Victims recount weekend attack in Burayu

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 17, 2018) Victims of the weekend attack in Burayu, in the outskirt of the capital, recounted their agony to ESAT reporters in Addis Ababa saying they were beaten, their houses set ablaze and family members killed. A man said his father, sister and friends were all killed in the weekend attack. He said his ...

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                Several killed in ‘ethnic motivated’ attacks in Addis Ababa

                By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 16, 2018) The last three days have seen bloody and deadly attacks in the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa in what residents and social media activists described were ethnic motivated, with an Oromo youth group known as Qeerroo brutally attacking other groups. ESAT received several gruesome photos of bodies of people covered with ...

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                  Unease continues in town of Tepi, Southwestern Ethiopia

                  ESAT News (August 16, 2018) Residents of Teppi, a town sitting 360 miles south west of Ethiopia’s capital, called for the federal government help bring calm as tensions remain high after the killing of three people on Tuesday. Three residents of the town were killed after an attack by the indigenous people against other ethnic groups in the town. Two ...

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                    Ethiopia: Liyou police attack Babile, Chinaksen in East Hararghe

                    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (July 4, 2018) The Liyou police with the Somali region in Eastern Ethiopia attacked residents of Babile and Chinaksen in East Hararghe killing at least three and displacing hundreds of people. A resident who spoke to ESAT from Babile said forces of the Liyou police have set 60 houses on fire and several domestic animals ...

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