October 25, 2019 / 5:52 PM / a month ago

67 people killed in protests in Ethiopia's Oromiya region - police

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Sixty-seven were people killed in two days of protests this week in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region, the region’s police commissioner told Reuters late on Friday.

Sixty-two of the dead were protesters while five were police officers, Oromiya regional police commissioner Kefyalew Tefera said by phone. Thirteen died from bullet wounds and the rest from injuries caused by stones, he said.

Reporting by Giulia Paravicini; Writing by Maggie Fick, Editing by William Maclean

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