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Deadly attack in Ethiopia

Staff Correspondent
More than 80 civilians have been killed in a deadly attack in western Ethiopia. The country's National Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said on Wednesday, January 13.

Aaron Maasho, a spokesman and senior adviser to the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, told that the massacre took place between 10 am and 7 am on January 12 in the Banishanul-Gumuz area of ​​Ethiopia, which borders South Sudan.

"We have received information that more than 80 people between the ages of 2 and 45 have died," he said.

"The identity of the attackers was not immediately known. We can say for sure that the authorities have not yet arrested the attackers," Maasho said.

The attack took place in an area called Daletti, in the Metekel zone of Benishangul-Gumuz, where hundreds of people have died in recent months as a result of repeated violence.

Earlier, on December 23, an attack killed about 207 people. According to Maasho, thousands of people have been displaced by the Metcalfe conflict.

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