Seventeen civilians have been killed in a drone strike in a town in Ethiopia’s war-hit Tigray region, aid workers told AFP on Tuesday.
“Monday the strike at Mai Tsebri occurred in the afternoon and killed 17 civilians working at the flour mill,” said one of the
Mekelle, the capital of Ethiopia's conflict-torn Tigray region, was hit by airstrikes on Monday, local media Tigrai Television reported. Several civilians were reportedly injured in the strikes.
Tigrai TV, controlled
by the northern region's Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF), said the
attack was launched by the government and
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the country's
delayed elections with an overwhelming majority on July 11, 2021.
Polls were not held in the war-torn Tigray region, where
many thousands are living in famine conditions.
In all, a fifth of the country failed to take part in voting