The latest airstrike on the capital of Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, Mekelle, has killed six people including three children and wounded at least 27 others, a nurse and residents have told BBC Tigrinya.

Federal forces have been conducting aerial bombardments on the city for more than a week as part of its year-long war with Tigrayan rebels.

The coordinator of emergency services at Mekelle’s Ayder Hospital, nurse, Abebe Haftu, said the consequences of the airstrike by the Ethiopian military were catastrophic, with bodies chopped into pieces.

He added that some patients were in a critical condition: “The number of deaths could rise.

This was the sixth airstrike on Mekelle, which has a population of more than 500,000, since last week. END.

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