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More than 160 killed in Ethiopia protests over singer’s murder

ADEOLA AJAYI, EKITI

Girma Gelam, deputy police commissioner of Oromia region, confirmed that At least 166 people have died during violent demonstrations that roiled Ethiopia in the days following the murder of popular singer Haacaaluu Hundeessa.
“In the aftermath of Hachalu’s death, 145 civilians and 11 security forces have lost their lives in the unrest in the region,”

Another 10 people are known to have died in the capital, Addis Ababa.

Girma said a further 167 had “sustained serious injuries” and that 1,084 people had been arrested.

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