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Security operation near Bahir Dar, North Western Ethiopia, claimed lives

Citizen report with links in Bahir Dar says four militia members deployed to capture a criminal are killed.

There was an exchange of fire in the morning of Sunday, in Bahir Dar, the seat of Amhara regional state in North Western Ethiopia reported DW Amharic citing eyewitnesses in the city.

Security forces were involved in the exchange of fire in the locality known as Abay Mado.

Based on the eyewitness account from the city, who spoke to DW Amharic reporter – Alemnew Mekonen, security forces opened fire in Abay Mado to capture ” a suspected bandit” in the region.

The suspect and an unspecified number of security forces are killed during what looked like a security operation, according to DW report.

The region’s police commissioner, Abere Adamu, said “he was in a meeting and did not get a report regarding the situation,” as reported by DW Amharic, in a way confirming that the incident happened.

On the other hand, activists on social media who seem to have a connection in the city reported that there was an exchange of fire in Zenzelma Kebele of Bahir Dar area due to an operation to capture a suspect. According to this account, four members of Militia deployed to capture the suspect, including head of Abay Mado Militia office, are killed.

Leader of the June 22 incident which government described as “coup d’etat”, Brigadier General Asaminew Tsige, was reportedly killed in this area of Bahir dar in the days following the killings of the region’s president, his adviser and the region’s attorney general. Read More...

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