Ethiopian forces kill at least 40 in east - regional official

The victims killed by security forces in eastern Ethiopia at the weekend, a senior regional official said on Monday.

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ADDIS ABABA – At least 40 people were killed by security forces in eastern Ethiopia at the weekend, a senior regional official said on Monday.

“The victims were all ethnic Oromos. The perpetrators were members of a paramilitary force,” said Negeri Lencho, spokesman for the Oromiya state administration.

The area has been plagued by instability.