Two drone attacks kill 19 in Ethiopia's Tigris region

International estimates show that at least two million people were forced to leave the region because of attacks and conflicts.

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Fighting in Tigre leaves Ethiopia dead

Nineteen people died in two drone strikes in the last two days in the region. Ethiopian do Tigré, told AFP this Tuesday, 11, humanitarian workers and a health authority. The deadliest attack took place on Monday in the town of Mai Tsebri, in southern Tigris, when a drone hit a flour factory, killing 17 people, an aid worker said, citing witnesses. The incident left dozens injured and 16 donkeys dead, the official said. “A witness who said that the drones arrived and flew over just before dropping the bombs. Then there was panic and after a few minutes, everyone heard screams and saw the place where they saw the women and donkeys had died,” the source said. In another attack, which hit the town of Hiwane on Tuesday, two people died, according to a health authority and a doctor at the local hospital. Since November 2020, the conflict between the army and the Tigray rebels has left thousands dead and forced the displacement of two million people. Diplomatic efforts to end this war are on the rise, as are news of atrocities and famine that hit the population.

*With information from AFP

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