Coup d’etat attempt against Amhara Region administration reported


Melat Mulugeta

Ethiopian authorities reported the news of an alleged coup d’etat on Sunday, June 23, 2019, after dozens were reported dead in the previous night.  Nigusu Tilahun, Head of Press Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, gave a statement on the alleged coup. It is suspected that the coup is organized by Brigadier General Asaminew Tsige started the attack in Bahir Dar city, capital of Amhara Region. the attack led to the death of Amhara Regional President Dr. Ambachew Mekonnen and others while some were wounded.