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Five People Die as Ethiopian Forces Clash With Protesters

  • Hospitals in Oromia region receive patients with bullet wounds
  • State has suspended constitution amid persistent protests
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At least five people died from bullet wounds amid clashes with Ethiopian security forces in the restive Oromia region since a state of emergency was declared two weeks ago, doctors said.

The state is struggling to reassert its authority in the Oromia and Amhara regions, where sporadic anti-government protests over the past two years left hundreds of people dead. The government’s failure to stem the unrest culminated in Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s resignation last month.