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Published On: Wed, Sep 13th, 2017

Somaliland: 32 Somalis Killed Hawaaday district of eastern Ethiopia

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Aleast 32 Somalis were killed on Tuesday in Haawaday district of eastern Ethiopia.

The killings are related to an ongoing conflict between the Oromos and the Somalis in region 5 of Ethiopia. 17 of the victims have been identified as Somalilanders from Awdal region. Most of the victims were Khat traders, drivers and support workers.  Haawaday is one of the locations where Khat is exported to Somaliland.

The Oromos have accused the Liyu police of the Ethiopian Somali region of killing its people; but the spokesman for the Liyu police told the VOA Oroma language that the accusation is baseless.

Here is an interview with a former MP from Haawaday regarding the conflict.

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