Ethiopia: More than 200 killed in alleged ethnic attack, witnesses say

Source: CBS News

“Witnesses in Ethiopia said Sunday that more than 200 ethnic Amhara have been killed in an attack in the country’s Oromia region and are blaming a rebel group, which denies it. It is one of the deadliest such attacks in recent memory as ethnic tensions continue in Africa’s second most populous country. … witnesses blamed the Oromo Liberation Army for the attacks. In a statement, the Oromia regional government also blamed the OLA, saying the rebels attacked ‘after being unable to resist the operations launched by (federal) security forces.’ An OLA spokesman, Odaa Tarbii, denied the allegations. ‘The attack you are referring to was committed by the regime’s military and local militia as they retreated from their camp in Gimbi following our recent offensive,’ he said in a message to the AP.” (06/19/22)