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Ethiopian airstrike in Tigray kills at least 56

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An airstrike in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray killed 56 people and wounded at least 30 in a camp for the internally displaced, two aid workers told on Saturday, citing local authorities and eyewitnesses.

Military spokesman Colonel Getnet Adane and government spokesman Legesse Tulu did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The government has previously denied targeting civilians in the 14-month conflict with rebellious Tigrayan forces.

Both aid workers, who asked not to be named as they are not authorized to speak to the media, said the number of dead was confirmed by the local authorities.

The aid workers said they had taken of the wounded in hospital, who included many children.

The strike hit the camp in the town of Dedebit, in the northwest of the region near the border with Eritrea, late on Friday night, the aid workers said.

One of the aid workers, who visited Shire Shul General Hospital where the injured were brought for treatment, said the camp hosts many old women and children.

“They told me the bombs came at midnight. It was completely dark and they couldn’t escape,” the aid worker said.

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