Air raid on Ethiopia’s Tigre market, more than 50 killed

Air raid on Ethiopia's Tigre market

Nairobi: At least 51 people were killed in an airstrike on Tuesday at a busy market in Togoga village, north of Tigre in Ethiopia. Health workers said that the soldiers did not allow the medical personnel to go to the spot.

An official from Tigre’s health bureau told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that more than 100 people were injured in the attack, of whom more than 50 were seriously injured. Apart from this 33 people are missing. The alleged airstrikes in Togoga come amid fierce fighting in the region since the conflict began in November.

Air raid on Ethiopia's Tigre market

Meanwhile, an army spokesman and a spokesperson for the Ethiopian prime minister did not respond to requests for comment. Some of those injured in the attack are being treated at Ayder Hospital in Mekele. Injured patients told health workers that a bomb was dropped from a plane on Togoga’s market.