Serious injuries reported after airstrikes


Ethiopian troops patrol the streets of Mek'ele in the Tigray region

Ethiopian troops ruled Mek’ele, the capital of Tigray, last November.

Dozens were reportedly killed or injured after the Ethiopian Air Force bombed a market in northern Tigray.

Witnesses told the BBC that the Ethiopian Air Force struck the town of Togoga on Tuesday, 25 kilometers (15 miles) from the region’s capital, Mek’ele.

Ethiopian troops have denied targeting civilians for conducting strikes to neutralize terrorists.

The Tigrinya rebels are said to have made recent progress.

Although this has been denied by the Ethiopian government.

Thousands were killed and millions were evacuated after the conflict broke out almost eight months ago.

What happened on the strike?

Doctors at major hospitals in Mek’ele say they are treating dozens of people, including a two-year-old child who was injured in an airstrike.

Medical officials told Reuters that Ethiopian troops prevented them from reaching the scene of the attack and helped others to be left behind.

A 16-year-old boy told the BBC at Ader Referral Hospital that he had seen debris hit his hand and several had been thrown to the ground. He said the airstrikes killed someone he knew.

Ethiopian troops said the strike was against military goals.

“We have never done airstrikes on the market. How is this possible? The military can hit that target exactly. We did airstrikes, but against a specific target. It was only, “said the spokesman.

What is the background of the conflict?

The Ethiopian government launched an attack last November with the support of troops from neighboring Eritrea, expelling the region’s then ruling party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). By the end of the month, it declared victory.

The TPLF had a major clash with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed over his political reforms, although the occupation of Tigray’s federal military base triggered the invasion.

The TPLF then joined forces with other groups in the region to form a rebel group of the Tigray Defense Forces (TDF).

Abby told the BBC on Monday after voting in two postponed national elections that he would work with nearby Eritrean troops to leave them, but said he would not “kick them out.” It was.

They have been accused of committing genocide, mass rape, and blocking humanitarian aid-Eritrea denied.

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