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Drone Kills 10 in Ethiopia as Eritrea Pushes Deeper Into Tigray

  • Senior officials met in Djibouti last week to discuss peace
  • Near two-year civil war has flared up again after cease-fire
In this image made from video, medics attend the scene of an airstrike in Mekele, capital of the Tigray region, in Ethiopia on Sept. 14.

In this image made from video, medics attend the scene of an airstrike in Mekele, capital of the Tigray region, in Ethiopia on Sept. 14.

Source: AP Photo

An airstrike killed at least 10 people in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where officials said troops from neighboring Eritrea captured a key town in the latest phase of a near two-year civil war.

The deadly drone attack struck a residential area in the regional capital, Mekelle, and also injured at least 13 people, said Fasika Amdeslasie, a surgeon working at the Ayder Referral Hospital where five of the dead were brought. It was at least the second such attack this week and follows an airstrike that hit a kindergarten on Aug. 26 that left several children dead.