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2022-June-21  12:40

Iran Condoles Ethiopia over Deadly Terrorist Attack

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh extended his nation's condolences to the Ethiopian people and government over the deadly terrorist attack in the Western parts of the African country.

Khatibzadeh strongly condemned the attack, which is believed to be one of the bloodiest in Ethiopia, and expressed sympathy with the victims' families.

The suspected death toll in an attack by gunmen in Ethiopia’s western Oromia region has risen, with new witness testimony suggesting that between 260 and 320 civilians were killed on Saturday.

Reports of the massacre surfaced on Sunday, as survivors described one of the deadliest such incidents for several years in Ethiopia.

The country’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, has condemned what he described as “horrific acts” in Oromia, but has not given any details of the violence.