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04 Oct 2018 | 06:53 AM UTC

Ethiopia: Three police officers killed in shooting near Addis Ababa airport Oct. 4

Ethiopia News Alert

A shooting leaves three federal police officers dead in Addis Ababa, near Addis Ababa Bole Airport (ADD) on October 4; nearby roads closed

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/4/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/4/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Addis_Ababa). COUNTRY/REGION Addis Ababa


A shooting in Addis Ababa left three federal police officers dead in the morning (local time) of Thursday, October 4. The shooting occurred around 07:00 in the Bole area of the capital, near the Addis Ababa Bole Airport (ADD), and forced the temporary closure of Africa and Airport roads. According to a federal police spokesman, the incident was an insider attack and the shooter was killed in the attack. As of 09:45, traffic has resumed on the affected roads. Airport operations were not affected.


Individuals in Addis Ababa are advised to anticipate residual traffic delays in the vicinity of the incident (Bole and ADD).


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