• Embassy of Ethiopia

HPR declared a two day national mourning

The Ethiopian House of Peoples Representatives declared today (April 19) a two day national mourning for victims of Friday's heinous attack committed on innocent civilians in Gambella Regional State. The national mourning would start from tomorrow Wednesday April 20, 2016. Ethiopian flags in all regional states and two city administrations and in all Ethiopian Embassies and on Ethiopian owned ships will be flown half-mast to commemorate the victims. Armed militants of South Sudan's Murle tribe infiltrated into Ethiopia on Friday, and attacked 13 kebeles in Anuak and Nuer Zones of the Gambella Regional State, killed 208 civilians and abducted 108 women and children.