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 Patriotic Ginbot 7 Claims Responsibility for Southern Ethiopia Attack

Patriotic Ginbot 7 Movement for Unity and Democracy on Thursday took responsibility for the attack in ArbaMinch, Southern Ethiopia against the regime’s forces that resulted in the death of over 20 soldiers and inflicted serious injuries to at least 50.

In a statement it sent to the Ethiopian Satellite Television ESAT, the armed group opposing the regime in Addis Ababa said its forces in Southern Ethiopia had carried out the guerrilla style attack between May 7 and 11, 2016.

The statement said the Patriotic forces had killed 20 regime soldiers. The Movement said there were also some causalities on its side.

It said the struggle against the tyrannical regime in Ethiopia would be carried out in all directions; and it is in no way confined to the country’s northern border.

Speaking to ESAT from Eritrea, Chairman of the Movement Prof. Berhanu Nega said the attack in Arba Minch, which is Southern part of the country is an indication of the beginning of the fight in all directions and areas of the country. He said the TPLF led minority regime has been saying it would be attacked from thenorth but the surprise attack in Arba Minch from South had proven the regime is wrong.

Prof. Nega also said the attack in the south by the gallant Patriotic forces was a sign that the fight against the forces of tyranny could be carried out anywhere in the country.

“We are proud of the skills and tactics displayed by the young patriots in guerrilla warfare,” said the statement issued by the Movement.

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