NAIROBI- The Kenya Red Cross in a statement on Wednesday that more than 8 500 Ethiopians have crossed the border into Kenyan territory seeking asylum from conflict after government troops mistakenly killed civilians.
The Red Cross added that the number may keep increasing in the coming days.
“Civilians have fled the conflict region after Ethiopian security forces mistakenly killed nine civilians in Moyale, located on the country’s southern border with Kenya, the incident happened according to a command post established to oversee Ethiopia’s state of emergency.”
The Ethiopian government has imposed a state of emergency after months of unrest.
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