Ethnic groups fight in Southern Ethiopia caused 21 people killed and hundreds among them fleeing away to the Kenya by crossing border to protect their lives.
The deadly violence started on the Kenya border on Thursday and Friday between the Somali ethnic group and the Oromo, the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia.
Oromia regional state communication office said there were 61 people injured during the clashes.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed – the first Oromo leader in Ethiopia’s modern history assumed office in April and after that the violence increased in the southern part of among the ethnic groups.
UN report confirmed that there was a heavy fight with weapons Kenya was also anticipated to be a victim of these violent attacks.
In fighting, so far several dozen people have been killed and more than hundreds are injured in previous violent attacks more intensified before, according to the source from Ethiopia who are linked with the residents in Moyale.
Moyale sub-county deputy commissioner, Patrick Mumali said on Friday that the hundreds of people from the Ethiopia crossed the border and entered in Kenya.
After several civilians killed in the attacks, more than 5000 Ethiopians left their country and entered Kenya to seek refuge.
Wario Sora, a human rights activist from Moyale on the Kenyan side said, Oromo and Somali Garre fighters has killed many people, destroyed businesses and burnt houses
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