Monday, April 18, 2016

Ethiopia tribal attack toll rises to 208, 100 abducted

(Apr 18, (Addis Ababa))--The number of Ethiopians killed in a massive tribal attack from across the border in South Sudan has climbed to 208, with more than 100 children confirmed abducted, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said late Sunday.

On Friday, ethnic pastoralist Murles from South Sudan crossed the Ethiopian border and went on a killing and looting rampage against Nuer and Agnuak tribespeople in 13 villages in the Gambella region.

In a televised message late Sunday, Desalegn said neither the South Sudanese government nor the armed opposition in that country was involved in inciting the attack. Some 208 Ethiopians (mostly ethnic Nuers), including women and children, were killed. More than 100 children were abducted, according to the latest reports by the state Ethiopian News Agency. Read more from Anadolu Agency »

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