Security forces massacre at least 9 civilians in Moyale, Ethiopia

Two days after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for greater freedom to address the ongoing political crisis in Ethiopia, soldiers gunned down at least nine civilians and wounded more than a dozen others in an unprovoked attack in Moyale, southern Oromia region of Ethiopia, near the border with Kenya.

Hundreds of civilians running from gunfire have reportedly crossed into the Kenyan side of Moyale town and are in need of humanitarian assistance.

“The Oromia Regional Government would like to express its profound sadness for the loss of life and at the cruel action taken against our people,” Addisu Arega, a spokesperson for the state, wrote on Facebook Saturday evening. “We will work with the Oromo public to bring to justice perpetrators of this heinous crime and all others involved.” […] CONTINUE READING

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