- Ethiopian soldiers accidentally killed 9 civilians.
- The country remains in a state of emergency due to unrest.
The civilians were mistakenly identified as members of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), according to the government’s Ethiopia News Agency (ENA), citing the military’s Secretariat of the Command Post. The incident occurred in the Moyale area of the Oromia regional state in central Ethiopia.
The causalities occurred due to “wrong information that members of the force received” and was the result of an “inappropriate measure,” the Secretariat of the Command Post said.
The soldiers were deployed to the area to confront OLF militants, which the military claimed infiltrated the country to create turmoil, ENA reported.
The soldiers involved in the accidental civilian killing have been detained and an official investigation has been launched. Following the completion of the investigation, the suspects will be tried in a military court, ENA reported.
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