Twenty Muslim worshippers were killed in Ethiopia’s Amhara region in clashes with unidentified armed men, an Islamic leader in the region said.
The violence was unrelated to a conflict in the neighbouring Tigray region, which erupted in November 2020 and spilled over into Amhara and Afar regions last year.
The incident happened yesterday when Muslims were on their way to bury an individual, Seid Muhammed, president of the Amhara Islamic Affairs Supreme Council, told Reuters news agency.
Seid said the armed men threw an explosive device at the Muslim crowd in the town of Gondar.
Gizachew Muluneh, spokesperson for the Amhara regional administration, said the incident was under investigation and he would give an update later. END.