BBC journalist Emmanuel Lgunza and eyewitnesses in Moyale town, Ethiopia, are reporting that since last night an intense ethnic clash has been raging. Some parts of the town are engulfed in fire, as this photo from an eyewitness shows.
Intense inter ethnic fighting ongoing in #Moyale #Ethiopia. Residents on Kenyan side say gunshot sounds have been heard since early morning. Reports of numerous casualties some taken across border to Kenya for treatment.
— emmanuel Igunza (@EmmanuelIgunza) May 6, 2018
Fighting in Moyale Ethiopia continues.
Residents report exchange of heavy gun fire and smoke. pic.twitter.com/cLoV5nb8rN
— Suutee Toofiq oromia (@SuuteeToofiq) May 6, 2018
Thousands of the town residents have been flooding into Kenya since March this year to escape clashes between Somali and Borana ethnic groups, as reported by Kenya TV, KTN: