Renewed Conflict Reported at Ethiopia’s Oromia-Somali Border

Renewed border conflict between Oromia and Somali Ethiopian regional states have been reported, according to media reports.

According to reports from Opride.com, at least four people were killed and five others wounded in incursions by Ethiopian Somali State Liyu Police in Oromia’s East Hararghe zone, according to the report. More than 250 houses were razed to the ground and hundreds of civilians are internally displaced, the report claims.

Oromia and the Somali state share a nearly 900 miles-long porous border. The latest incursions by the Somali paramilitary force into the Cinaksan district, which straddles the common border, is testing Ethiopia’s uneasy calm, the report claims.

So far there has been no official confirmation of the conflict by the Ethiopian government or local news outlets.

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