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Ethiopia: Dozens of farmers killed in Amhara region over the weekend

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Several farmers have been killed in Central Gondar, Amhara region in a clash that begun last Friday, an online radio platform, Wazema reported on Monday, September 30, 2019.

The farmers from the Kimant community were killed during the clash with the region’s Leyou police in the area called Chilga wereda, Aykel town up to Guang – Buhana Kebele.

It has been now four days since the clash started but still some gun fires being heard in the area, Wazema reports. The amount of life lost and property damage is not reported so far.

“The Federal army is also involved to take control of the situation but seems impossible,” sources told the media.

“Those who created the conflict are groups who are supported by outsiders who want to destabilize the region,” the region’s peace and security officer Agegnehu Teshager told the media.

However, he did not mention which particular group is behind this horrific situation.

“We will take all the necessary measures,” he added.

 


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