5 tourists killed in Ethiopia
18 January 2012, 09:43
Addis Ababa - Ethiopian state TV says 5 foreign tourists have been
killed by unknown armed rebels in Ethiopia's restive Afar region in the
The Ethiopian Television, or ETV, cited the
Ethiopian Ministry of Defence reporting that a group of 8 unidentified
foreign nationals were attacked near the Eritrean border.
Tuesday that 2 injured tourists were taken to a health clinic by
defence forces and are in critical condition. Another tourist survived
the attack unharmed.
ETV suggested the attackers were rebels with
ties to Ethiopia's archrival Eritrea, which hosts the exiled Oromo
Liberation Front, a rebel group listed as a terrorist organisation by
the Ethiopian government.
Ethiopia's foreign ministry confirmed the attack but had no details about it or the victims' nationalities.
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