Amhara region president Ambachew Mekonene wounded

Ambachew Mekonen reportedly sustained life threatening wounds from shooting in his office area.

Ambachew Mekonnen
Ambachew Mekonnen (Dr.)

June 22, 2019

It is now confirmed that there has been an attempt on Saturday morning to remove Amhara regional state administration top officials from power through violence.

Nigussu Tilahu, head of press secretary in the office of the prime minister, has confirmed about the development in Bahir Dar, seat of the Amhara regional administration.

However, he declined to disclose the identities of those who are responsible for the incident and the extent of the damage.

On the other hand, social media sources with links to the region report that the president of Amhara regional state, Ambachew Mekonen, is shot and his condition is life-threatening. Some other authorities in the region are wounded, but their names are not disclosed.

Bahir Dar was rocked with gun fire, according to social media sources.

There is also an unconfirmed report that the attack was launched by one of the leaders of the region’s special force.

Meanwhile, the Federal defense force is deployed to the region and Bahir Dar city and its surroundings are now under Federal Security forces.

Stay tuned as we will update readers on the latest developments in Bahir Dar.

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