What the Oromia regional government and the Ethiopian government call “shane” – which is believed to be the military wing of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) continues to target civilians, mostly ethnic Amahra, in East Wollega zone of Oromo region of Ethiopia.
Addis Maleda, local publishers, on Saturday cited its source to report that the attack on innocent civilians in the East Wollega is worsening.
The latest attack against unarmed civilians was particularly intense in five districts of East Wollega : Gida Ayana, Abiy Dengoro, Gudeya Bila, Haro Limu and Tri.
The attacks have been contentious according to Addis Maleda which cited sources from the area. Number of casualties unspecified.
In a similar development, an unspecified number of civilians have been massacred in Qondala district of West Wollega. Survivors from the attack have reportedly been displaced to Benishangul region – another area where there had been massacre of ethnic Amhara for more than three years now.
The Ethiopian government on Friday claimed a joint operation by the Ethiopian Defense Force and the regional special forces have “attacked Shane to the point that it can no longer launch further attacks.”
The Oromo regional state has been making repeated similar claims for more than two years now, but the”Shane,” a radical ethnic Oromo nationalist group, has been intermittently massacring civilians targeting ethnic Amharas.
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