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29 Apr 2019 | 09:15 PM UTC

Ethiopia: Deadly intercommunal clashes in Benishangul-Gumuz April 27-28

Ethiopia News Alert

Intercommunal clashes leave 17 people dead in Benishangul-Gumuz region April 27-28; similar clashes possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/29/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/6/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Addis_Ababa). COUNTRY/REGION Benishangul-Gumuz region

Event

Intercommunal clashes between members of the Gumuz and Amhara communities left at least 17 people dead in Benishangul-Gumuz region on Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28. Authorities have cautioned that the death toll could rise, and that army and police units have deployed to the area to curb further violence.

Despite the deployment of security forces to the area, similar clashes are possible in Benishangul-Gumuz region over the near term.  

Advice

Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid any large gatherings due to the risk of violence, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities or their home governments.

 

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