In Ethiopia during the riots in the North killed chief of General staff of defense and several high-ranking officials, reports the BBC.

According to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiya Ahmed Ali, chief of staff of the country’s SAER Mekonnen shot dead during the riots in the city of Bahir Dar, in the Amhara region.

Ahmed Ali also said that the killers Mekonnen become “some of his colleagues, embarked on the path of betrayal.”

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It is also noted that in the Bahir Dar continued shooting. In addition, skirmishes recorded in Addis Ababa.