August 13, 2018 / 3:56 PM / a year ago

Ethiopian forces kill at least 40 in east -regional official

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - At least 40 people were killed by security forces in eastern Ethiopia at the weekend, a senior regional official said on Monday.

“The victims were all ethnic Oromos. The perpetrators were members of a paramilitary force,” said Negeri Lencho, spokesman for the Oromiya state administration.

The area has been plagued by instability.

Reporting by Aaron Maasho; editing by John Stonestreet

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