ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A security official in Ethiopia’s Western Benishangul-Gumuz region says an attack this week killed 14 civilians and security forces killed 14 militia members.
This is the latest deadly militia attack in the region. Two earlier attacks in recent weeks reportedly killed several dozen people.
The head of security for the region, Gashu Dugaz, confirmed the new attack in Dangur district and said eight people were receiving medical care for injuries.
He said one victim was a foreigner but did not give more details.
In a statement Thursday, Gashu said two attackers were captured alive and five Kalashnikovs were seized.