9 civilians shot dead as unknown armed men open fire in Benishangul
Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) – Nine civilians lost their lives on Wednesday morning as unidentified armed men sprayed bullets on a civil car in Benishangul Gumuz, Sherkole woreda, a press statement from the government communication affairs office said.
“Unknown armed men opened fire on a car in Sherkole woreda, Teyba village 100 km south west of the region’s capital city, Assosa, leaving nine passengers dead, and six others were wounded, on Wednesday morning 6:00 am local time” the statement added.
The assailants escaped from the site of attack unchallenged and the motive behind their attack is not known as yet. The statement said, adding search operations are underway to locate and bring those behind the bloody incident to justice.