Ethiopia says eleven security officers have been shot dead during recent unrest in the north-western town of Gonder. Sixteen others were injured. Ethiopia blames neighbouring Eritrea for the unrest. Other reports say members of the Amhara ethnic group have been protesting in the town. A group known as the Welkait Committee has been resisting efforts by the authorities to merge their land into the regional state of Tigray. They say they identify themselves as Amharas, not Tigrayans. Ethiopia has also been affected by protests by the Oromos, the largest ethnic group in the country.
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