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Saturday, April 09, 2005

Two Killed As Ethiopians, Eritreans Clash in Abha

Two people were killed and seven injured yesterday in an armed fight between two groups of Eritreans and Ethiopians in Al-Sheikha village in Abha, Saudi Arabia. Fifteen people were arrested.

The injured were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment while the two bodies were moved to Asir General Hospital.

A large number of police and special forces surrounded the area where the fight took place. According to security sources, the police managed to arrest 15 people after many of the belligerents had fled to nearby valleys away from their sight. What triggered the fight was not immediately known.

Addis Tribune

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