Ethiopia's Tigray Crisis: Heavy Casualties Reported After Air Strike

Ethiopia's Tigray Crisis: Heavy Casualties Reported After Air Strike

Dozens of people have reportedly been killed or injured after Ethiopia's air force bombed a market in the northern region of Tigray.

Andrew H. Sweet
Andrew H. Sweet

Eyewitnesses told the BBC that the Ethiopian air force struck Togoga, 15 miles from the region's capital, Mekelle.

The Ethiopian military denied targeting civilians, saying it carried out the strikes to neutralize "terrorists."

Tigrayan rebel forces are said to have made advances in recent days. However, this has been denied by the Ethiopian government.

A medical doctor at Mekelle's main Aider hospital told the BBC that at least 60 people were killed and more than 40 were injured.

Medical personnel told Reuters the Ethiopian military blocked them from reaching the attack site to help others left behind.

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