Wednesday, October 05, 2016

US citizen killed in Ethiopia as violence continues in Oromia state

(Oct 05. 2-16, (IBTimes))--Victim was agricultural expert who died after 'unknown individuals' threw rocks at her vehicle.  A US citizen has become the first foreign victim of deadly protests that have rocked Oromia, Ethiopia's largest region, in recent months.

The US embassy in Ethiopia told news agency AP the American woman died after suffering injuries inflicted by rocks thrown by "unknown individuals" at her vehicle.

An Ethiopian official said the victim – whose identity has not been disclosed – was an American agricultural expert. She was driving in the outskirts of capital Addis Ababa when the vehicle was attacked. Fikadu Tessema, head of the Oromia region's spokesman's office, said the agricultural team had not asked for "police protection at the time." Read more from IBTimes »

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