Ethiopia’s north Tigray capital bombed: On Tuesday, a hospital administrator said that an air attack had targeted the Tigray region’s capital in northern Ethiopia.
Days before, the regional administration of Tigray said it prepared for a ceasefire and would accept an African Union-led peace process in its conflict with the national government, which started in November 2020.
Ayder Hospital in Mekelle’s chief executive officer, Kibrom Gebreselassie, reported receiving one injured patient.
Getachew Reda, a representative for the Tigray provincial administration, acknowledged the event and said that the business campus of Mekelle University had attacked.
According to Gebreselassie, the individual who took the injured person to the hospital said, the strike had also impacted the regional Tigray government-run Dimitsi Woyane TV station and the business campus.
Colonel Getnet Adane of the Ethiopian military and Legesse Tulu of the administration did not immediately reply to demands for comment.
The Tigrayan forces have accused Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of consolidating power at the cost of Ethiopia’s regions, and a charge Abiy has refuted.
The Tigrayan forces, commanded by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), who formerly controlled national politics, have accused by Abiy of attempting to retake power; however, they have denied this.