20,000 flee Ethiopia ethnic clashes

  • Ethnic clashes in southern Ethiopia have killed at least 18 people and injured 12 others.

    More than 20,000 people have crossed into Kenya to escape the violence, according to the Kenyan Red Cross.

    The clashes in the Moyale region are believed to have been triggered by a dispute over land rights.

    Fighting involving the Borana and Garri communities started on Wednesday and continued for the next three days.

    Reports have emerged of armed militias first taking up positions in outlying villages with the fighting spreading to Moyale town, on the Ethiopia-Kenya border, on Thursday.