Ethiopian Human Rights Commission has said investigations from the incident at Mai Kadra on the 9th of November showed that some Tigrayan youths killed 600 civilians.
The EHRC who are appointed by the state said the killings had ethnic leanings.
In its preliminary report, it said youths from Tigray, aided by the Police and local officials carried out door-to-door” raids, killing hundreds they identified as ethnic “Amharas and Wolkait.”
The EHRC describes itself as an “independent national” institution. It accused the TPLF alongside local Tigrayan militia and police security, of committing crimes against humanity, before they went back to their shell on the advance of Ethiopian forces.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has not shifted base since the battle started. On Monday, he gave the TPLF a 72-hour ultimatum which has now expired as the Tigray officials stay rooted to their desires too.
Both forces have had daggers drawn since the 4th of November over issues that seem to have ethnic and political colouration.
Not less than 41,000 Ethiopian nationals have fled to neighbouring Sudan for safety as the conflict keeps intensifying.
On Wednesday, African Union envoys arrived Ethiopia, with Ahmed warning against international interference.
He has refused to dialogue with the TPLF and has warned Tigrayan civilians to persuade their leadership.
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