Dozens killed in Ethiopia bus attack amid Tigray conflict

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Published on November 15, 2020 by

Gunmen in western Ethiopia have killed at least 34 people in an attack on a passenger bus.
It is not yet known who carried out the attack or whether it is linked to the escalating crisis in the Tigray region in the country’s north, which is now threatening to destabilise the entire region.
Tigray’s President Debretsion Gebremichael has confirmed his forces launched rockets into Eritrea and threatened to carry out more attacks.
His Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) is now fighting both Eritrean and Ethiopian government forces.
But Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says Ethiopia will achieve its goals by itself.
He tweeted that “those who commit crimes against humanity and peace will be held accountable”.
Meanwhile, the number of Ethiopian refugees fleeing violence into Sudan has risen to at least 20,000, according to the United Nations.
There have also been reports of massacres and ethnic profiling as both sides are accused of atrocities.

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