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Interim Tigray Regional Government Reports ‘Massacre’ in Raya Azebo, Blames Aggressors in Afar Region

Interim Tigray Regional Government Reports ‘Massacre’ in Raya Azebo, Blames Aggressors in Afar Region

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toronto – In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Communication of the Interim Government of Tigray Regional State said that “Our compatriots who tended livestock in Raya Azebo district were massacred” and expressed condolences to the families. The number of victims or how the incident developed is not specified.

The Tigray regional government stated that the perpetrators of the attack came from the Afar region and that it is working to establish their identity. He also said that efforts will continue to capture the perpetrators. “We will update our people on our findings,” he said.

The statement also called on the Afar Regional State and the federal government to search for and arrest the “criminals” and ensure that they are brought to justice in the area where they committed the “crime.”

Ethnic Tigray news sources reported that the attack in Raya Azebo began on Monday night and continued until Wednesday. Sources link the incident to “Afar gunmen” and “seven innocent civilians” have been killed in a gruesome manner, he said. Normality is currently being restored in the area. The source even claimed that special forces from the Afar region were involved in the

The Afar regional government and the Federal Police have not confirmed the incident or commented on the Tigray regional government’s claim.

Afar is one of the regions that was severely affected by the two-year war between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and Abiy Ahmed’s federal government.

The TPLF, with the approval of the federal government, militarily controlled areas in the Raya Alamata area, an incident that is said to have displaced at least 36,000 residents, according to an official report by a UN body, OCHA.

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