10 students killed, 70 injured in Ethiopia violence

Seven students were killed in Ambo University, while three more students were killed as they tried to loot a bank in the region.

10 students killed, 70 injured in Ethiopia violence

World Bulletin / News Desk

Ten Ethiopian university students were killed and 70 people injured on Thursday in acts of violence that erupted in Oromia region in close proximity to the capital Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian government said.

It added in a statement that some university students had engaged in acts of violence following what the government described as incitement from "anti-peace" parties.

"Seven students were killed in Ambo University, while three more students were killed as they tried to loot a bank in the region," Ethiopia's state television cited the government's statement.

The government's statement, however, did not mention how the ten students were killed.

It said the 70 students were injured in the explosion of a grenade thrown on students watching a soccer match inside Haramaya University in the same region.

It added that the "anti-peace groups tried to incite the students against the government on the background of current discussions between the government and the authorities in Oromia on development plans in the region."

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Gidey
Gidey - 6 yıl Before

This is an absolute lie from government. The protest from all universities in Oromia were not target to loot, rather it was a means to demand the right of the Oromo people. Shame on this colonizing agent.