Ethiopia: Nine people shot dead in Asosa , Benshangul regional state

Nine people are shot dead and seven others wounded last Tuesday after unidentified armed group opened fire on pickup car,owned by government, carrying 28 passengers in Asosa zone of Benshangul regional state in North Western Ethiopia, reported The Reporter in its Amharic edition.

Shimeles Kemal , deputy of Communication affairs of the Federal government o Ethiopia, told reporter that all the victims are residents in the region, and that the incident happened in Sherkole district,Teyba, which is about 100 kms from Asosa – the regional state capital.

According to the report, the regional police is investigating the matter and made arrest of people of interest. No mention is made about the identity of arrested people.

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