Drunk police officer kills two colleagues in Ethiopia

Published: October 04, 2018 15:48:24 | Updated: October 06, 2018 18:23:07


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A drunk police officer shot dead two colleagues in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Thursday, state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporation reported.

The policeman who fired on his colleagues was also shot dead, Federal Police Commissioner Zeynu Jemal was quoted by Fana as saying. The attacker was intoxicated with alcohol at the time, Zeynu said.

Zeynu made no mention of any possible ethnic motivation behind the shooting, which comes after an escalation of ethnically-charged violence in Ethiopia.

Roads in the central district of Bole where the shootout occurred were blocked off, but by 0630 GMT, calm appeared to have returned to the area, Reuters reported quoting residents.

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