Eleven killed in clashes in Ethiopia's Oromiya region, official says
Monday October 23 2017
Residents of Bishoftu crossing their wrists above their heads as a symbol for the Oromo anti-government protesting movement during the Oromo new year holiday Irreechaa in Bishoftu on October 2, 2016. PHOTO FILE | AFP
Nearly 700 people died last year during one period of the violence in Ethiopia’s largest region and other areas, according to a parliament-mandated investigation.
Violence broke out this week in two districts in the province’s west after protests led to clashes between ethnic Oromos and Amharas, the spokesman for the region’s administration said on Sunday.