Gunmen kill ‘more than 100’ in Western Ethiopia: State Rights Body


ADDIS ABABA (Somaliguardian) – More than 100 people were killed in a shooting attack on Wednesday in Ethiopia’s Benishangul-Gumuz region, weeks after Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declared victory and announced that Tigray war was over.

Gunmen shot people in the Bulen area of the region in western Ethiopia, the state-appointed human rights commission reported.

The attackers also set on fire the homes of sleeping residents, the commission said in a statement.

Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict has stirred ethnic frictions and the attack comes as the United Nations is striving to get a team on the ground to establish an investigation into alleged human rights violations including a mass killing in the northern region, described by the UN rights chief as one of many “appalling” human rights abuses that could amount to war crimes.

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