Ethiopian Army Drone Reportedly Kills Dozens, Witnesses Say

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According to witnesses and hospital sources, an Ethiopian army drone strike has killed dozens in the Amhara region.

The attack reportedly occurred on Monday near a small town called Sasit in the central part of the country while a truck was dropping off passengers .

The Ethiopian army has been engaged in combat with a local militant group called Fano since April last year.

Residents told BBC that up to 30 civilians, including 16 members of a single family who were returning from a baby’s baptism, lost their lives in the attack.

A medical practitioner confirmed that 18 people sustained serious injuries and three of them died upon arrival at a medical facility.

The conflict erupted when authorities decided to dissolve an ethnic-based paramilitary group and integrate its members into other regional and national security forces.

The government has not responded to reports of Monday’s attack.

The Amhara region has been under a state of emergency since August of last year.