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Liyu police reportedly kill 37 Civilians in Central Ethiopia

About 37 civilians were reportedly killed in Ethiopia’s eastern Oromia region by the Somali special paramilitary force known as Liyu police, according to BBC.

Mayu Mulukke district, Tizita Abay who is the head of communication revealed that more than 40 peopled that include Women, Children and blind elders grabbed injuries.

A witness, who survived several shots and a cut on his ear, said the paramilitary troops left him, thinking he was dead.

‘‘While we were sleeping they opened the door and killed my wife, son and neighbour’s child [who was sleeping at his house],’’ he added.

Somali officials have not yet commented on the allegations.

Human Rights have come up to accuse the attacks, rapes, killings and abuses on the special paramilitary force.

The border conflict between the Somali and Oromia region has left thousands of people dead and has forced more than one million to flee their homes in the past year.

Federal government troops have set up a base in the region as they carry out operations to curb the conflict.

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