Ethiopia Accuses Eritrea of Provoking Recent Border Fight

June 14, 2016 11:02 AM

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An Ethiopian official says the country's military was provoked into launching an attack on Eritrean forces in a disputed border area.

Government spokesman Getachew Reda told reporters Tuesday that there was a "major military engagement" between Eritrean and Ethiopian forces that lasted from Sunday to Monday. He did not say how Ethiopia's military was provoked.

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