Army chief and regional president killed in coup attempt in Ethiopia

A coup attempt in Ethiopia has been foiled by authorities forces, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed stated in a TV tackle on Sunday. The military’s chief of employees and the top of Ethiopia’s Amhara state had been killed alongside with a number of others.

The rebellion passed off in Bahir Dar, Amhara state, a area simply outdoors the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. The head of Amhara state, Ambachew Mekonen, was attacked alongside along with his adviser in their places of work on Saturday, state media reported.

In his tackle, Prime Minister Abiy stated the chief of employees of the nation’s military had been despatched to Amhara to take care of the state of affairs, however was shot by his personal folks as he tried to defeat the coup. Abiy stated there have been extra fatalities and accidents, however didn’t specify the numbers.

“While he was coordinating and main [the] response to the coup with a robust sense of mission, folks in his shut entourage… purchased by employed components, have attacked the beloved and revered Chief of General Staff [Seare Mekonen],” he said

A spokesman for the Ethiopian prime minister stated afterward Sunday that Mekonen had been shot useless by his personal bodyguard, AP reported.

The head of particular forces in Amhara informed state tv on Sunday that “most people who tried the coup have been arrested, though there are a number of nonetheless at giant.” Residents of Bahir Dar informed the media that gunfire could possibly be heard in some neighborhoods late on Saturday, whereas some roads had been closed off.