In Ethiopia, flags have been flying at half mast as the country mourns the 208 people who lost their lives during the raid led in the…

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Ethiopia's army has surrounded the area in neighbouring South Sudan where the Ethiopian abducted children are believed to be held

In Ethiopia, flags have been flying at half mast as the country mourns the 208 people who lost their lives during the raid led in the western Gambella region. More than one hundred children were abducted during this attack.

 

Gambella is located on the border between South Sudan and Ethiopia. The government has attributed the responsibility for this attack to the members of the South Sudan's Murle tribe, who had entered Ethiopia on last Saturday. They targeted the members of the Nuer ethnic group. Conflicts over land and cattle, have often broken out between these two ethnic groups.

As reported by a government official in Gambella, the abducted children should soon be liberated.   

Whereas security forces have been pursuing the attackers, additional medical personnel have been sent from Addis Ababa in order to provide care to   people who were injured during the attack.

 

(With BBC Africa)

 

 

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