Monday, 27 November, 2023

Over a dozen Muslim worshippers killed in Ethiopia’s Amhara region



An attack by an unknown group left at least 20 Muslim worshiper dead, says a regional leader.

Amhara regional administration says the incident is under investigation.
Amhara regional administration says the incident is under investigation. ()

At least 20 Muslim worshippers have been killed in Ethiopia's Amhara region in clashes with unidentifiedarmed men.

"The incident happened yesterday when Muslims were on theirway to bury an individual," Seid Muhammed, president of theAmhara Islamic Affairs Supreme Council, told Reuters onWednesday.

Seid said the armed men threw an explosive device at theMuslim crowd in the town of Gondar, killing three people andwounding five. The other victims died in ensuing clashes.

"There were looting of shops and there were attempts to setfire to three mosques. One mosque suffered minor damage whereits mat was set on fire," he said.

Gizachew Muluneh, spokesperson for the Amhara regionaladministration, said the incident was under investigation and hewould give an update later.

In 2019, authorities arrested five people suspected of burning down four mosques in the town of Motta in the same region.

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