At least 3 children killed by airstrike near where victims of Ethiopian Airlines disaster were taking shelter

At least three children were killed by airstrikes on a refugee camp in northwestern Ethiopia, according to the United Nations, marking the first confirmed deaths since the start of the country’s Ethiopian Airlines disaster…

At least 3 children killed by airstrike near where victims of Ethiopian Airlines disaster were taking shelter

At least three children were killed by airstrikes on a refugee camp in northwestern Ethiopia, according to the United Nations, marking the first confirmed deaths since the start of the country’s Ethiopian Airlines disaster last weekend.

Ali Abass, the permanent representative of Ethiopia to the United Nations, described the attack as an “outrageous attack,” reports Reuters.

“The Ethiopia government condemns this hideous attack and demand a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances of these killings,” he added.

The attack took place Sunday as the camp’s residents were heading home for the day. An NBC News analysis of the airstrike, located near the eastern border of Tigray province in southwestern Ethiopia, suggests that the U.S. was involved in either planning or carrying out the attack.

The investigation suggests that Washington could be conducting a limited attack on al-Shabab militants in the region with the goal of driving them from the nearby Somali border. Evidence of this attack suggests, however, that the U.S. launched a larger deployment of air-to-ground munitions.

The mass-casualty Ethiopian Airlines crash last Saturday took the lives of 157 people, mostly from Addis Ababa, the country’s capital. The disaster happened as the airliner attempted to land at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa after flying from the resort town of Bishoftu in southern Ethiopia.

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