Three killed, 34 injured in Ethiopia ethnic clashes


Ethiopia, Nov 22 (TNS): In Ethiopia, three people have been killed and 34 others injured during ethnic clashes at Assoa University in western region.

The unrest broke out on Tuesday after a fight at Assoa University erupted into wider violence between groups of students, Minister of Science and Higher Education Hirut Woldemariam said.

The minister did not give details about how the three students died or say to which ethnic groups they belonged. But activists on social media said fighting was between students from the country’s two main ethnic groups, Oromo and Amhara.

It is worth mentioning that last month, at least 44 people were killed in fighting between rival ethnic groups in western Ethiopia when youths armed with rocks and knives forced thousands of people to flee their homes until security forces were deployed to calm the area.


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