Monday, April 18, 2016

Ethiopia army seeks to rescue Gambella's abducted children

(Apr 18, 2016,  (BBC))--Ethiopia's army is trying to rescue 108 women and children abducted in a cross-border raid in the western Gambella region, the government says.

It blamed Friday's raid, in which 208 people died, on the Murle community from neighbouring South Sudan. The government said the army has killed 60 of those who carried out the attack. The Murle have previously been accused of carrying out cattle raids and stealing children to raise as their own.

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said in an address to the nation on Sunday that Ethiopia was seeking permission to cross the border for a joint military operation with South Sudan. Read more from BBC »

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