Over 80 civilians killed in Ethiopia’s latest attack...

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Over 80 civilians killed in Ethiopia’s latest attack

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 01:53 PM, 14 January 2021  

As many as 207 people were killed in one attack in Ethiopia on December 23 alone. 

As many as 207 people were killed in one attack in Ethiopia on December 23 alone. 

More than 80 civilians, including two years old, have been killed in the latest attack to afflict western Ethiopia, the country’s national human rights commission said on Wednesday. 

The massacre took place between 5:00 am and 7:00 am on Tuesday in the region of Benishangul-Gumuz, which borders Sudan and South Sudan, senior adviser and spokesman for the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Aaron Maasho told Al Jazeera. 

“We received information that over 80 people died whose ages range from 2 to 45 years old,” he said from the capital, Addis Ababa. 

There was no claim of responsibility and no immediate information about the identity of the attackers. 

“We can confirm that the perpetrators of the attack have not been apprehended by the authorities yet,” Maasho said.

The attack took place in an area called Daletti, in the Metekel zone of Benishangul-Gumuz, which has been plagued by recurring violence in recent months that has left hundreds of people dead. 

As many as 207 people were killed in one attack on December 23 alone. 

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