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Armed men kill at least 20 civilians in Ethiopia’s Oromia Region – Report

At least 20 civilians were killed by armed men in Limu Kossa, Kecho Kerkera and Galle localities in Jimma Zone…

At least 20 civilians were killed by armed men in Limu Kossa, Kecho Kerkera and Galle localities in Jimma Zone Oromia Regional State, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHCR) has said.The mass murder was committed last Friday against ethnic Amharas who had been living there for decades, Imad Tune, Senior Advisor to the Commission  said in a briefing on Tuesday.

According to the advisor, government security forces arrived hours after the assassins left the localities.

However, the security forces defended looming attacks in the stated localities and surrounding areas in the following days, the advisor added.

The commission further said armed men Thursday killed a person and looted more than 70 cattle in another attack committed in Dano locality  Amaro Special District in South Nations Nationalities, Peoples Regional State.

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