ADDIS ABABA More than 20 people were killed in three days of clashes over land in western Ethiopia last week, police said on Saturday.
Fighting over grazing and farm land is common in the south and west of the Horn of Africa nation.
"A long-standing dispute over land along the border between Oromia and Benishangule states in western Ethiopia erupted into violence claiming the lives of more than 20 people from both sides last week," police spokesman Demsash Hailue told Reuters.
Demsash dismissed local media reports that the fighting between the Oromo and Benishangule ethnic groups killed more than 100 people.
In April, land clashes in the southern Ethiopian town of Wondo-Genet killed 18 people.
Trending On Reuters
The U.S. military will announce on Friday that has it taken disciplinary action against 16 service members over a deadly Oct. 3 air strike in Afghanistan that destroyed a hospital run by the international medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres, U.S. officials told Reuters. Full Article
- North Korea sentences Korean American to 10 years hard labour - Xinhua
- Basement fire at Shanghai Hongqiao airport kills 2 - People's Daily
- Iran holds run-off parliamentary election - state TV
- North Korea tightens security ahead of congress - South Korea
- Magnitude 7.3 quake hits off coast of Vanuatu - USGS