An Ethiopian government official and several others have been killed after “terrorist designated” militants ambushed a government convoy that has been visiting development projects in West Guji Zone in Ethiopia’s Oromia region.
Police say the attack was carried out by “Shene militants”, an armed group which the Ethiopian government recently designated as a terrorist group. It also designated the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) a terrorist organisation.
According to reports from the regional police, Seven people including the head of the Gelan district’s Security and Administration Office, were killed in the attack.
The injured are being treated at Dilla Town Referral Hospital.
Head of the Gelana Woreda, West Guji Zone police department, Commander Obsa Hundesa confirmed the attack. He assured full investigation into the incident and that authorities are searching for the attackers.
He charged the public to support and cooperate with the government to wipe out militants from the areas.