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Ethiopia denies role in deadly Sudan border attack

The disputed al-Fashaqa border region risks becoming a regional flashpoint as Ethiopia descends into civil war.
A soldier walks past girls looking on in the village of Dukouli within the Quraysha locality, located in the Fashaqa al-Sughra agricultural region of Sudan's eastern Gedaref state on March 16, 2021.

Ethiopia’s government denied involvement a deadly attack on Sudanese soldiers in the disputed al-Fashaqa border region over the weekend.

Speaking on state-run television on Sunday, Ethiopian government spokesperson Legesse Tulu blamed the attack on rebels aligned with the Tigray Peoplel’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which is fighting a brutal and escalating civil war against Ethiopia’s government.

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