ARTA (Halbeeg News) – At least six Oromo people have been killed and several others were wounded in alleged reprisal attacks in Djibouti, media local media reported.
According to Ethiopian Observer, Addis-Ababa based website, the victims were killed in separate attacks over the last three days.
Quoting witnesses, the page said the attacks that took place during nighttime were allegedly executed by Djiboutians.
During the attacks shops owned by Oromo people hailing Ethiopia were looted and burnt down.
The violence has been triggered following attacks that left nine Djiboutian nationals dead in the Ethiopian city of Dire Dawa on August 6.
Following the attacks on Somali origin Djibouti nationals, Djibouti government started evacuating its nationals from Ethiopia.
Djiboutian Foreign Minister, Mahmoud Ali Youssouf said his country had airlifted a total of 1,700 nationals from Ethiopia in the wake of attacks on some nationals in the Ethiopian city of Dire Dawa.
The security crisis in Dire Dawa escalated as part of a federal and regional government clash in the Somali regional state.
The resulting violence in state capital Jijiga led to deaths, destruction of properties and a humanitarian situation that saw some people flee to Somaliland.