17 KILLED IN ETHIOPIA INTER-COMMUNAL CLASHES

Ethiopian Federal Police officers detain a woman suspected to be carrying explosives during the welcoming ceremony of Jawar Mohammed, U.S.-based Oromo activist and leader of the Oromo Protests, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

At least 17 people have been reportedly killed in inter-communal clashes in the western region of Benishangul-Gumuz.

Also several houses were burned down during violence that lasted for four days.

The fighting which was alledged to have started on 25 April after a man was killed following a dispute.

At least eleven Amhara people died, with the others coming from different ethnic groups.

According to a Amahara regional government representative, Asemahegn Asres a team representative from both regions have been dispatched to the clash areas and it could take days before calm is restored.

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