Sunday, June 23, 2019

Ethiopia’s army chief assassinated by bodyguard in coup attempt...

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has confirmed the assassination of General Seare Mekonnen, chief of staff of the Ethiopian National Defence Forces, along with retired Major General Gezal Abera.

In an update provided on the botched coup attempt in Amhara region on Saturday, Abiy said the military men were killed on Saturday night within Seare’s residence, by his bodyguard, who has been arrested.

Earlier reports had indicated that Seare was wounded and not dead.

Prime Minister Abiy also confirmed the killing of Dr. Ambachew Mekonnen, president of Amhara
Regional Government and his advisor Ezez Wassie.

“The regional attorney general Migbaru Kebede also sustained heavy injuries and is currently undergoing medical treatment”. Abiy said.