Ethiopians Flee to Kenya After Army ‘Mistakenly’ Kills Nine

  • Moyale Hospital in Kenya treats 14 people for bullet wounds
  • Fleeing Ethiopians housed in schools, churches, mosques, camps

By Nizar Manek, 13 March 2018
(Bloomberg) --
Thousands of members of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group fled to neighboring Kenya after the military said it “mistakenly” killed nine civilians and injured 12 others in a market town that straddles their border.
The ethnic Oromo refugees, mostly women and children, began arriving in northern Kenya on March 10, Halkano Halake, spokesman for the governor of Marsabit county, said by phone. Nine corpses were received at Moyale Hospital, while 12 people were treated for bullet wounds on the same day and two others on Sunday, the facility’s chief executive officer, Arero Bikicha, said.
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