Ethiopian, Eritrean Troops Clash on Border, Horn Affairs Says – Bloomberg

Photo File: Badme border dispute

Photo File: Badme border dispute

William Davison

June 12, 2016 — 5:47 PM CEST

Ethiopian and Eritrean troops clashed at several border locations on Sunday, local website Horn Affairs said, citing sources it didn’t identify. Ethiopia’s government said it had no reports of incidents.

Fighting involving heavy artillery began around 5 a.m. and continued until at least early afternoon, the Addis Ababa-based website said.

The incident could be an effort by the Eritrean government to distract attention from a June 8 United Nations report that said its leaders committed crimes against humanity, Getachew Reda, Ethiopia’s communications minister, said by phone from Frankfurt.

Eritrea’s Information Minister Yemane Gebremeskel didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment made on Twitter Inc.

Eritrea, a former province of its neighbor, fought a two-year war with Ethiopia that formally ended in 2000, although its government has maintained war-time controls such as requiring national service and suspended enactment of a constitution

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2 Responses to Ethiopian, Eritrean Troops Clash on Border, Horn Affairs Says – Bloomberg

  1. Seye

    June 13, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    I would watch my back and design a strategy right now if I was the leader of the Ethiopian military at this time, because there is a very good chance the leader would be thrown in prison upon return from Eritrea.

  2. N. z. Ah.eda

    June 13, 2016 at 6:52 PM

    Thanks for the opportunity you gave me, to utter my point of view,however,both are very dishonest for the truth all their life not akmowldging the fact to the society Except to monopolizing really what happen inthier term of
    Arrogancy to lead the country,so
    These reminants and refrafes has to go down to earth