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Thursday, November 10, 2005

At Least Two Dead in Student-Police Clashes

News.com.au -- AT least two people were killed overnight when rioting students clashed with police in southwest Ethiopia, one week after deadly street riots hit the Horn of African nation, diplomats said.

The diplomats, citing police sources, said that the two died of bullet wounds in violence that occured in Ambo town, some 200km southwest of the capital Addis Ababa.

But other diplomats said up to five people may have been killed and 17 others injured in the fresh skirmishes that erupted after a five-day lull.

Last week, election violence claimed the lives of at least 46 people and more than 200 others injured when police dispersed rioting mobs in the capital and four other towns outside Addis Ababa.

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