Mass graves uncovered in Ethiopia – Officials

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Officials in Ethiopia have accused Tigrayan fighters of killing 119 civilians in the neighbouring region of Amhara.

The officials revealed that they discovered two mass graves in the Dabat district adding that the killings were carried out during a two-day period earlier this month.

The bodies have been reburied at a church compound.

However, residents of Chena village which is not far from Dabat  confirmed that there had been heavy fighting there.

Although, Dabat administrator Ato Sewnet Wubalem  also confirmed that 119 bodies had been recovered but residents insist that some people were still missing.

He added that the victims “were innocent farmers, priests, children and women”.

Witnesses who spoke to newsmen hinted that the rebel fighters committed the atrocity after losing territory during 10 days of heavy fighting.

The rebel Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) are yet to officially comment on the incident.



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