Ethiopia: ARDUF Rebel Group Takes Responsibility for Killing 5 European Tourists

Posted on January 27, 2012 • Filed under: Africa, Tourists Killed

On Monday (16.01.2012) our forces killed 16 Ethiopian soldiers and wounded a dozen of them in a battle when the Ethiopian forces opened fire on our patrolling unit near the Arta-Ale Volcano in a place called Xoxom. It was in this battle that the 5 European nationals were killed. We regret the death of those innocent civilians. ARDUF would like to convey its sincere condolence and sympathy to the families and relatives of dead peaceful tourists. We can similarly confirm that those German Nationals who were taken together with the Ethiopian soldiers are safe and good health. We can ensure that their peaceful release will be granted through peaceful negotiation with concerned part through the Afar elders in the region. But, we warn both the Regional Afar authorities as well as the Ethiopian Federal authorities not to engage in another adventure that can endanger the lives of the captured. Read Article

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