Unknown assailants attack a bus in Gambella, Ethiopia, and kill five

30 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

ESAT News (December 29, 2016) Unknown assailants attacked a bus carrying 40 passengers outside the town of Gambella, western Ethiopia, killing five passengers.

The attackers have reportedly shot at the fuel tank of the bus that resulted in the deadly fire. State media reported that the attack took place 60 kilometers outside the town of Gambella.

Police said nine passengers sustained injuries ranging from light to serious. The attackers had fled the scene and no party took responsibility for the attack, according to police.

The injured are being treated at the Gambella Hospital.

Similar occurrence took place on March 14, 2012, when gunmen attacked a public bus and caused 19 deaths of 19 male passengers and abduction of five women, 20km (12 miles) from the regional capital in western Ethiopia.


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