Ethiopia Accuses Sudan of Training Tigray Rebels After Deadly Cross-border Attack

Abiy Ahmed

KHARTOUM (Somaliguardian) – Tigray rebels were training in Sudan and received support from “foreign backers”, Ethiopian government spokesman Legesse Tulu said on Monday, dismissing reports that Ethiopia’s military had killed 23 Sudanese soldiers in cross-border attack as “groundless”.

In comments aired by the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation, Ethiopian government spokesman said a “large group of insurgents, bandits and terrorists had entered” from Sudan.

The Ethiopian National Defense Force and the local militia have destroyed them,” he added, without providing evidence.

Legesse said Ethiopia has no “agenda to open an attack on any sovereign country” and “there is land that the Sudanese forces have invaded” which Ethiopia is sitting down in a peaceful process through dialogue.

Sudan’s military said last week a number of its soldiers was killed after Ethiopian troops stormed bases on the disputed Fashaqa agricultural area on the shared border between the two countries. Death toll from the attack rose to 23 with more than 30 others wounded, Al Sharq news website reported on Monday.

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