At least 17 civilians reported killed due to airstrikes in Ethiopia

At least 17 civilians reported killed due to airstrikes in Ethiopia

Smoke billows from the scene of an air strike, in Mekelle, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia October 20, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.

At least 17 civilians were killed as a result of an airstrike by the Ethiopian government forces on the town of Mai Tsebri in the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia, humanitarian organisations announced Tuesday.

“The strike took place on Monday afternoon in Mai Tsebri and resulted in the death of 17 civilians working in a flour mill,” AFP said citing local authorities and eyewitnesses.

This comes after 56 people were killed and about 30 others injured as a result of an airstrike that hit a camp for the displaced in the province, which has been ravaged by the 14-month-old war between federal forces and the so-called Tigray People’s Liberation Front, which is the former ruling party.

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