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Africa News of Friday, 30 September 2022


Fresh air strikes kill civilians in Ethiopia's Tigray

The attack on Tuesday targeted Adi-Daero town The attack on Tuesday targeted Adi-Daero town

Fresh air strikes against Ethiopia's northern Tigray region killed at least six people on Tuesday, an aid worker told the BBC, with rebel forces accusing neighbouring Eritrea of carrying out the attack.

The Eritrean government, whose troops previously fought alongside Ethiopian soldiers in the region, has not responded to the accusation.

Tuesday's attack targeted Adi-Daero town, located near the Eritrean border, the aid worker said.

He added that he saw people injured in the attack being taken to hospital by an ambulance.

The Tigrayan authorities say the air strikes were carried out "repeatedly" on Tuesday and destroyed residential houses.

The regional media run by the Tigray authorities aired footage of the devastation caused by the alleged attack.

The BBC is unable to verify the events. All means of communication have been cut off in the region and journalists have been denied access to the region.

However, the BBC has analysed satellite images showing a major military build-up around Shiraro, a border town the Tigray forces had reportedly lost a few weeks ago.

The satellite images taken this month show troops and heavy artilleries positioned along the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

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