Ethiopia: Heavy clashes breakout between Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) and Ethiopian forces
Heavy clashes have erupted in the conflict-ridden Somali regional state on Sunday night between Ethiopian forces and the rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF).
Eyewitnesses in Wacays-Godle in Degehbur zone told media in the neighbouring Somalia the Ethiopians imposed a 24-hour curfew in the restive district following renewed clashes.
The unrest erupted on Sunday night after ONLF ambushed an Ethiopian military convey on their way to Degehbur township. The front claimed victory saying they killed more than a dozen soldiers in the attacks. There was no independent verification and the area is remote, reachable only by foot. ONLF further stated it sent specially trained commandos to the region to free civilian prisoners.