Oromo Liberation Front gunmen carried out the attack, Amaro district head


October 18,2018

Three Ethiopian soldiers who were killed when they were ambushed by gunmen were laid to rest on Monday this week in Amaro district of Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region. Two other soldiers were reported to be critically wounded and in hospital.

There was no clarity regarding the identities of the gunmen who carried out the attack.

Yesterday, Amharic Service of Voice of America spoke to Amaro District head, Amanuel Abdella, who said that they have received information that the soldiers were killed by Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) gunmen.

OLF executive member and spokes person, Tolera Adaba, do not seem accept that. What he rather told VOA Amharic is that they are investigating to determine “if the action was taken by OLF army or not.”
Ethiopian defense force was deployed to the area which is adjacent to West Guji region to control ethnic based violence and armed activity in the area.

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