The AP wasn't able to independently verify casualty figures by the association, which said ethnic Amhara people were targeted and that the killings started early in the day. "Citizens in the Oromia region's Qellen Wellega area have come under a massacre." Ethnic Amhara, the second-largest ethnic group in Ethiopia but a minority in other regions, have been targeted repeatedly. Several dozen were killed in attacks in the Benishangul Gumuz and Oromia regions over the past three years alone. Last month, witnesses told the AP that more than 400 civilians were killed in a June 18 attack against ethnic Amhara in the Oromia region's Tole area.
Source: Ethiopian News July 04, 2022 23:20 UTC